Reliability estimates for selected sensors in fusion applications

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This report presents the results of a study to define several types of sensors in use, the qualitative reliability (failure modes) and quantitative reliability (average failure rates) for these types of process sensors. Temperature, pressure, flow, and level sensors are discussed for water coolant and for cryogenic coolants. The failure rates that have been found are useful for risk assessment and safety analysis. Repair times and calibration intervals are also given when found in the literature. All of these values can also be useful to plant operators and maintenance personnel. Designers may be able to make use of these data ... continued below

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Cadwallader, L.C. September 1, 1996.

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This report presents the results of a study to define several types of sensors in use, the qualitative reliability (failure modes) and quantitative reliability (average failure rates) for these types of process sensors. Temperature, pressure, flow, and level sensors are discussed for water coolant and for cryogenic coolants. The failure rates that have been found are useful for risk assessment and safety analysis. Repair times and calibration intervals are also given when found in the literature. All of these values can also be useful to plant operators and maintenance personnel. Designers may be able to make use of these data when planning systems. The final chapter in this report discusses failure rates for several types of personnel safety sensors, including ionizing radiation monitors, toxic and combustible gas detectors, humidity sensors, and magnetic field sensors. These data could be useful to industrial hygienists and other safety professionals when designing or auditing for personnel safety.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97050823

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  • Other: DE97050823
  • Report No.: INEL--96/0295
  • Report No.: ITER/US--96/TE/SA-16
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/425367 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 425367
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678060

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Cadwallader, L.C. Reliability estimates for selected sensors in fusion applications, report, September 1, 1996; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678060/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.