Prognostic Methods for Predicting Remaining Useful Life of Nuclear Plant Equipment and Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85823
Agency Tracking Number: 94894
Amount: $99,711.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 55 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000161
Small Business Information
AMS Technology Center, 9119 Cross Park Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37923
DUNS: 021567144
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brent Shumaker
 Mr.
 (865) 691-1756
 shumaker@ams-corp.com
Business Contact
 Darrell Mitchell
Title: Mr.
Phone: (865) 691-1756
Email: dmitchell@ams-corp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Like any large-scale industrial environment, the safe and efficient operation of a nuclear reactor is a function of the health of the equipment and components that make up the plant. Although nuclear power plants have provided a reliable source of power for the U.S. over the last four decades, unexpected equipment failures have resulted in losses of power production and millions of dollars of revenue, which may have been avoided if the warning signs of impending failures had been recognized. Likewise, utilities have spent millions of dollars and lost countless days of power production replacing equipment and components that showed no signs of degradation, yet had reached the end of the manufacturer

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