Comparison of frequency converter outages: a case study on Swedish TPS system
2012 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
The purpose of this paper is to survey the unavailability of the two main types of converters used in the Swedish traction power supply (TPS) system, i.e. the rotary and the static converter. The number of outages and the outage rate has been used to analyze and compare the unavailability of rotary and static converters. The mean cumulative function (MCF) has been used to analyze the number of outages and the unavailability trends, while the forced outage rate (FOR) concept has been used to analyze the outage rates. The study shows that the outages due to converter failure occur at a constant rate by calendar time at most of the converter stations, while very few stations have an increasing or a decreasing rate. It has also been found that the static converters have a higher number of outages and a higher outage rate by calendar time compared to the rotary converter types. The results of the study show that combining the number of outages and the forced outage rate gives a better view of the converters’ performance, and provides support for the maintenance decision. In fact, using one of them alone does not reflect reality. Comparing these two indexes is also helpful in identifying the areas where extra resources are needed to improve maintenance planning and where improvements can reduce the outage in the TPS system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Research subject Operation and Maintenance
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35008Local ID: 95bf611a-bc4c-4409-9393-1653ca8caa9bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-35008DiVA: diva2:1008260
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology Conference : WASET 2012 28/11/2012 - 29/11/2012
Godkänd; 2012; 20130116 (yasahm)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved