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Analysis of management methods and application to maintenance of geothermal power plants

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dc.contributor Jarðhitaskóli Háskóla Sameinuðu þjóðanna is
dc.contributor.author Kwambai Bore, Clety is
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-26T10:01:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-26T10:01:47Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12
dc.identifier.isbn 9789979682516
dc.identifier.issn 1670-7427
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10802/23529
dc.description Myndefni: myndir, gröf, töflur. is
dc.description.abstract The unit cost of geothermal energy depends on the capital investment, operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. The capital costs are substantial but are incurred only at the inception of the power plant and can be optimized at the inception stage. The O&M costs are incurred throughout the life of the plant and determine the economic operation of the power plant. The greatest part of O&M costs goes to maintenance cost. To make geothermal power plants (GPPs) economical, the maintenance functions should be optimized by carefully selecting and planning the maintenance strategies that will address the maintenance needs of the plant at the least cost. This research was carried out to obtain a clear understanding of the modern management concepts and to assess their suitability to management of maintenance in geothermal power plants. The objective of the study was to propose a methodology that can be used to compare the management methods and determine a method that can optimize maintenance of GPPs to make the plants operate economically. The research involved literature review of maintenance and management methods. The maintenance methods analysed were preventive maintenance (PM), condition based maintenance (CBM) and corrective maintenance (CM). The management methods analysed were Six Sigma, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Lean method. To understand the maintenance needs of GPPs, a failure mode and effect analysis was performed. The methods were assessed to determine their suitability in management of maintenance of geothermal power plants. The management methods were then compared by using analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and cost model ... is
dc.format.extent 1 rafrænt gagn (viii, 52 s) is
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher United Nations University is
dc.publisher Orkustofnun is
dc.relation.ispartofseries United Nations University., UNU Geothermal Training Programme, Iceland. Report ; 2008:5
dc.relation.uri http://www.os.is/gogn/unu-gtp-report/UNU-GTP-2008-05.pdf
dc.subject Meistaraprófsritgerðir is
dc.subject Jarðhiti is
dc.subject Jarðhitarannsóknir is
dc.subject Jarðboranir is
dc.subject Virkjanir is
dc.subject Orkuver is
dc.subject Jarðhitasvæði is
dc.title Analysis of management methods and application to maintenance of geothermal power plants en
dc.type Bók is
dc.identifier.gegnir 001518142


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