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Spillway Projects: Value of Reliability Tools from Initial Design to Operation

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Original date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Hydro facilities rely on spillway gates to protect the dam integrity by releasing water when too much water is entering the reservoir.  Spillway gates are critical flow discharge components in the dam design and need to be available to operate on demand.  This session explores the learnings from BC Hydro projects, over an 8 year period using reliability methods for project planning and spillway system equipment analysis for improvement projects and for new spillway systems.  See how Spillway projects can benefit by including reliability methods in their pre-detailed design phase. Early deployment of reliability analysis allows for optioneering work and the development of suitable design alternatives.  Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD) can be applied to improve design and to evaluate alternative design configurations.  
BoK Content Source: 
MainTrain 2015
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Asset Management Framework Subject: 
01 Strategy & Planning, 1.05 Asset Management Planning, 03 Lifecycle Delivery, 3.06 Reliability Engineering
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
05 Maintenance & Reliability Engineering, 5.2 Reliability Modelling
Author Title: 
Principal Reliability Engineer
Author Employer: 
Acclaro Management
Author Bio: 

Frank brings over 20 years of experience in all aspects of asset management, from capital project management, maintenance management and reliability improvement, to the end of life replacement programs. He has worked on a large variety of projects in Power Generation and Transmission, Oil and Gas, Aluminum, Marine Transportation and Telecommunications. Frank’s extensive background in this field, combined with his specialization in reliability and maintenance management provides him with the necessary skill set and experience to effectively manage any group of physical assets. He is a professional engineer, and holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, as well as a member of Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) and American Society for Quality Control (ASQC).

Author 2 Title: 
Manager, Reliability Engineering
Author 2 Employer: 
Acclaro Management
Author 2 Bio: 
Roselia has over 15 years of combined engineering, project management and business operations experience. Her strong analytical and organizational skills, and global approach to process improvement ensures her success in launching and sustaining reliability initiatives. Roselia has experience as a Lean Manufacturing/Project Management leader with progressively increased responsibility and proven success in managing and implementing multiple projects with a budget range of US$6M - US$10M. Her functional areas of expertise include: purchasing, supplier quality, product engineering, manufacturing/operations, reliability analysis and maintenance. Fluent in English and Spanish, Roselia has a MBA from Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business, specialization in operational management, I.E.S.A. (Institute for Advanced Studies in Administration), as well as Bachelor of Science (Materials Engineering). Currently with Acclaro Management Corporation - Reliability Works in Vancouver, Roselia has great insight to share.