Title: An Overview of the Research by EC-JRC/IE on Enhancement of Maintenance Efficiency of Nuclear Power Plants
Citation: Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, ISBN: 978-0-7918-3854-9 p. PVP2009-78060 (1-8)
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC50763
URI: http://www.asmeconferences.org/pvp09/
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Economic deregulation of electricity markets in many countries has placed nuclear power plants (NPPs) in a new competitive environment where capital, operating and maintenance costs must be minimized. Optimization of the maintenance strategy, enhancement of the maintenance efficiency and monitoring the performance are becoming the key attributes to ensure the survival of nuclear utilities in the energy market. The need to collect relevant experience and suggest a consolidated system of performance indicators to measure the maintenance effectiveness was recognized by the Institute for Energy EC-JRC and research conducted aimed at suggesting such a system. The paper highlights the latest improvements to the system of maintenance performance indicators and discusses further steps and issues to be addressed in the course of the research on enhancing the effectiveness of maintenance at NPPs.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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