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Application of Reliability Centered Maintenance Strategy to Safety Injection System for APR1400
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Application of Reliability Centered Maintenance Strategy to Safety Injection System for APR1400
Rezk, Osama; Jung, JaeCheon; Lee, YongKwan;
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Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) introduces a systematic method and decision logic tree for utilizing previous operating experience focused on reliability and optimization of maintenance activities. In this paper RCM methodology is applied on safety injection system for APR-1400. Functional Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FME&CA) are applied to evaluate the failure modes and the effect on the component, system and plant. Logic Tree Analysis (LTA) is used to determine the optimum maintenance tasks. The results show that increasing the condition based maintenance will reduce component failure and improve reliability and availability of the system. Also the extension of the surveillance test interval of Safety Injection Pumps (SIPs) would lead to an improved pump`s availability, eliminate the unnecessary maintenance tasks and this will optimize maintenance activities.
Reliability Centered Maintenance;Safety Injection System;APR-1400;
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