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Nondestructive evaluation needs in fossil fuel power plants
Author(s): Richard M. Tilley
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Paper Abstract

Fossil power plant operating and maintenance cost reduction efforts coupled with changing plant operating modes have rendered traditional approaches to plant component condition assessment inadequate. New NDE techniques are required to meet utility needs in this changing environment. Key attributes of such new techniques will be improved measurement speed and accuracy, reduced preparation requirements, automated data acquisition, and computer-based analysis support. In addition, tools will be required to assist power plant personnel in making the best decisions on what, when, and how to inspect plant components to achieve overall economic objectives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2454, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Utilities, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209360
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Richard M. Tilley, Electric Power Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2454:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Utilities
Walter G. Reuter, Editor(s)

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