Rethink lubrication and steam issues on emergency equipment
‘Best available technology’ is a must for backup systems
The March 2011 earthquake and disastrous tsunami in Japan
was termed a perfect storm meeting an imperfect
design. As we all know, the nuclear power facilitys
emergency backup generators did not perform as expected. This
event serves as an urgent reminder that designing for
reliability involves location, selection, configuration,
testing, maintenance and adherence to
procedures without compromising safety-consciousnessjust
about everything. Looking back, we may have to ponder and
reconsider what it means to be reliability professionals. For a
certainty, we will have to re-learn that details matter!
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