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Frontiers in Energy >> 2009, Volume 3, Issue 3 doi: 10.1007/s11708-009-0032-y

A reliability growth model for 300?MW pumped-storage power units

Shanghai Power Equipment Research Institute, Shanghai 200240, China;

Available online: 2009-09-05

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A reliability growth model for pumped-storage power units is presented. Ways for estimating and fitting on checking the model’s parameters are given together with analysis results concerning the reliability growth of 300MW pumped-storage power units. On site operation, reliability data show that the reliability growth model conforms to rules of reliability growth tendency. Analysis results of reliability growth indicate that measures taken for improving maintenance and operation by the pumped-storage power companies are effective and that the reliability of the 300MW pumped-storage power units exhibits a rising tendency.

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