The technical performance of the plant has been evaluated within this section primarily by a review of system and equipment reliability, availability and maintainability. Each major piece of equipment and process step has been evaluated over the best 12 months of operation during the Demonstration Period. At Wabash River this time period covers March 1, 1998 through February 28, 1999 and is referred to throughout the following section as the \u201cOperating Period\u201d. It is significant to note that this period represents the final full 12-month period of operations within the Demonstration Period and is immediately preceding the 100-day outage for the combustion turbine failure.
As the entire Operating Period is encompassed within the defined Demonstration Period for the Project, some of the information contained within this section is redundant when compared with information in Section 4.0 Demonstration Period. This redundancy is intentional, allowing these two sections of the Final Technical Report to be reviewed independently.
Reliability discussions included in Section 5.0 address the consistency in operation of specific equipment items, while the maintainability discussions are associated with specific equipment maintenance issues, which prevented consistent operation. The availability of all subsystems is defined as the percentage of hours that a subsystem was available for operation when compared to the total hours in the Operating Period minus the \u201cscheduled\u201d facility downtime hours. These numbers are compiled and reviewed in detail in Table 5.0A.
% of Non- Scheduled Downtime
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