Maintenance considerations in applied substation reliability assessment

Nourbakhsh, Ghavameddin & Stapleton, G.M. (1997) Maintenance considerations in applied substation reliability assessment. In International Conference, Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 391-395.

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Abstract

This paper presents a reliability assessment of a substation, part of the Queensland transmission network in Australia. As part of a maintenance considerations, this study utilises the substation reliability assessment package STAREL to quantitatively compare the reliability improvement achieved by two circuit breaker reinforcement alternatives for Swanbank circuit breaker replacement or refurbishment. Substation reliability is interpreted on the basis of outage frequency and outage duration indices for each individual transmission line terminated in Swanbank 'B' substation. By considering the reliability indices in this paper with the cost associated conducted by POWERLINK Queensland, a Swanbank 'B' reinforcement alternative can be selected that optimises both transmission line security and the costs incurred in achieving it.

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ID Code: 57051
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Maintenance, Reliability, Substation, Reinforcement, Economic
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified (090699)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2013 04:38
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2013 08:45

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