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Reliability and availability performance as a tool to optimize power systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
JournalINTELEC, International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Proceedings)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeNot Eligible


The authors describe by means of a case study how the reliability and availability performance can be utilized to obtain the optimal solution for uninterruptible power systems (UPS) from the power system user's point of view. It is concluded that UPS power systems cannot be optimized if the defined acceptable risk level is not well or not at all defined. In addition, it is noted that optimization is difficult or almost impossible if the reliability and availability performance philosophy and methods are not used or not understood.

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