Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Reliability and Availability Comparison of Common Low-Voltage Industrial Power Distribution Systems

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Heising, Charles R. ; General Electric Company

A quantitative reliability and availability comparison has been made of three common circuit arrangements used in industrial power distribution systems. This includes a simple radial system, a primary-selective system, and a secondary-selective system. Published failure rates and outage duration times were used for the reliability data of the electrical equipment. Probability of failure and statistical analysis were used in making the quantitative calculations of the reliability and availability of the three power distribution systems. The simple radial system analyzed had an average forced hours downtime per year that was between 5.9 to 9.0 times larger than a secondary-selective system. The importance of two separate power supply sources from the electric utility has been identified and analyzed. This paper contains an approach that could be used to assist in cost-reliability tradeoff decisions in the design of the power distribution system.

Published in:

Industry and General Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:IGA-6 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

Sept. 1970

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.