Composite Reliability Modeling of Complex Industrial Processes and Their Power Supply Configurations

A.H. Malanot (Spain), D.O. Koval (Canada), and G. Zoratti (Argentina)


Simulink, reliability, power, plant, failure, outage duration, processes I


The reliable operation of an industrial complex is dependent upon many components, their operating constraints and the impact of their forced outage characteristics. One of the difficulties in modeling complex industrial processes is that many existing reliability methodologies fail to account for complex component and system interacting failure modes particularly between the plant processes and the reliability of the power delivery system. There is a recognized need in the power industry and manufacturing industries to be able to evaluate the reliability of complex integrated systems. This paper presents a Matlab - Simulink methodology that can readily accommodate these relationships in industrial processes. The Matlab Simulink methodology was applied to the GM Rosario Paint Plant Shop's Phosphate-Elpo Process in Argentina. The electrical equipment reliability data for the power supply to the various processes is based on IEEE Std. 493 (IEEE Gold Book).

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