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Main Title Comparison of the availability and reliability of equipment in the electric utility industry /
Author Dickerman, J. C. ; Coleman, R. T. ; Burke, J. M. ; Thomas, C. C. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Dickerman, J. C.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-113; EPA-68-02-2608
Stock Number PB-297 948
OCLC Number 07745795
Subjects Electric utilities--Equipment and supplies. ; Flue gases--Desulfurization. ; Flue gases--Desulphurization
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Electric power plants ; Sulfur dioxide ; Boilers ; Turbines ; Gas turbines ; Generators ; Performance evaluation ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Comparison ; Calcium oxides ; Limestone ; Scrubbers ; Absorbers(Materials) ; Flue gases ; Mathematical models ; Trends ; Limestone scrubbing ; Wet methods
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-113 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/27/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-113 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-113 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-113 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-297 948 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 220 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study to compare the reliability/availability of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems with equipment commonly used in the electric utility industry. Because many parameters used in reporting performance data for these systems have different definitions from one data reporting system to another, a direct comparison could not be made. However, a comparison model was developed--incorporating such factors as reliability, development status, and repair effort--to produce a single statistic that could be used to directly compare dissimilar pieces of equipment or systems. Study results indicate that a statistically meaningful comparison of the reliability/availability of utility FGD systems cannot now be made, primarily because of the small amount of FGD system performance data currently available. A meaningful comparison can be made only after more FGD systems are installed and more complete performance records become available.
"Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry." "Radian Corporation." "May 1979." " 68-02-2608, task no. 48, program element no. EHE624."