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Equipment Reliability: Basics Matter Now More Than Ever

Equipment Reliability: Basics Matter Now More Than Ever

Full Title: Equipment Reliability: Basics Matter Now More Than Ever
Author(s): GE Digital, Utility Dive
Publisher(s): GE Digital, Utility Dive
Publication Date: March 2, 2021
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Description (excerpt):

The implications of these accelerating changes in how fossil fuel power plants operate are profound. They underscore not only the increasing need to function in ways for which they weren’t originally designed but also the vital importance of enhancing asset and plant reliability and availability.

Rather than provide consistent baseload power, for example, many coal and gas power plants cycle often or operate in low-load or load-following modes in response to the increase in intermittent renewable generation. In this playbook, we explore:

  • How changed operations emphasize the importance of reliability
  • Why there’s room for reliability improvement
  • The importance of predictive maintenance software and analytics to bolster reliability
  • Why asset performance management is key to predictive maintenance

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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