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Rudy Shankar

Director, Energy Systems Engineering, Lehigh University

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Summary

 

Entire career experience has been devoted to technology development and implementation support for public and non-profit companies, mainly the energy/power industry, including change management to assure smooth field deployment and analytics to track cost benefits. I was responsible for innovative technology business development, proposal team management, budgeting and program execution. Recent examples have included capital-intensive asset management using advanced sensor and monitoring technologies, practical wireless technology solutions, and increased use of analytics for benchmarking performance. I have an abiding interest in imparting knowledge on energy, and challenges we face in a world that has dramatically increased consumption but yet remains dependent on fossil fuels. Career goals are to assure balance between technology gains and social good.

 

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Queens University, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2000
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, June 1978
  • Master of Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, June 1972
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), First Class, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1969

 

Experience

  • July 2016- Present: Director, Energy Systems Engineering Institute, Lehigh University
  • February 2014- July 2016: Assistant Director UNC Charlotte EPIC
  • June 2012 –October 2013: Chief Technology Advisor, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
  • April 2010-June 2012: Vice President, Technology Innovation, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
  • June 2007-April 2010: President/CEO Signatech Systems, Matthews, NC
  • June 2006- June 2007: Market Director, Power Delivery, Electric Power Research Institute, Charlotte, NC
  • June 1996- June 2006: Program Manager, O&M Technologies, EPRI, Charlotte, NC
  • June 1986 – June 1996: Program Manager, I&C Technologies, EPRI, Charlotte, NC
  • June 1985- June 1986: CEO Signatech, Reston, VA
  • May 1984- June 1985: Director, R&D, AMF, Inc., Sterling, VA
  • February 1980- May 1984: Business Development Manager, Tetra Tech, Inc., Arlington, VA
  • June 1973-Feb. 1980: Principal Engineer, Adaptronics - A Flow General company

 

Board Experience

 

  • Board Member, CLT Joules, Charlotte, NC.
  • Board Member, University City YMCA, Charlotte, NC
  • Board Member, SineWatts, A Start Up Company, Charlotte, NC.
  • Board Member, Villas at Cedar Cove, Millville, DE
  • Past Board Member, U.S. DOE Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL)
  • Past Advisory Member of EPRI Councils.

 

 

Teaching[1]

  • Part-time Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1972
  • Adjunct Professor, George Washington University, Washington DC, 1983-1984
  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina Charlotte, 1990-

 

2014 Publications

 

  • Embracing Disruption: Developing a Leadership Role for Utilities in Alternative Technologies.. Public Utilities Fortnightly. January 2014. Pages 16-20.
  • Correlation Processing: Big Data at Work- from Plant Performance to Customer Interaction. Public Utilities Fortnightly. February. Pages 42-45.
  • Wireless Sensor Technology: Equipment Health Monitoring for . Public Utilities Fortnightly. July 2014. Pages 42-45.

 

Research and Publication

  • Directed or co-directed over 50 funded energy research projects, mainly collaborative with industrial/research consortium partners. Engaged with utility partners, company staff to assure performance on time and under budget
  • Author or co-author on over 100  publications in the areas of signal processing, adaptive learning networks, power systems, power generation and diagnostics in national and international forums

 

Accomplishments

  • Organized, set up and managed several utility working groups to address emergent technology issues related to improving performance, reducing maintenance costs
  • Prepared topics of special interest for regulatory action to reduce instrument calibration and improve reliability and more timely intervention of identifying and fixing plant equipment problems
  • Organized, staffed (10 members) and managed a dedicated Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Center for development and delivery of I&C technologies to EPRI utility members worldwide
  • Organized and managed operations and maintenance technology division to improve power plant availability and reduce costs
  • Managed applied research programs in instrumentation and control (I&C) for power plant systems
  • Organized, staffed and managed computer-assisted technologies group to improve power plant availability and reliability
  • Initiated, directed and managed application of expert systems technology for material diagnostic power plant applications.
  • Organized cross-disciplinary teams, Planned, Marketed and Wrote successful proposals and/or developed Business Plans to government and commercial clients which resulted in more than $100M in R&D business.
  • Promoted the use of personal computer systems for use in material diagnostics applications.
  • Prepared technical briefings, and presented and reported to customers worldwide.
  • Wrote periodic reports, prepared annual budgets and manpower requirements and monitored R&D programs.
  • Organized and managed the development of personal computer based systems for integrated electromagnetic and ultrasonic nondestructive examination of power plant components. Transferred technology to the nation's electric utilities.
  • Developed Kalman filtering methods for estimating radar emitter locations.
  • Invented the phase cepstrum, a signal processing method for detecting signal echoes.
  • Co-awarded patent for "Subsurface Crack Detection in Materials”, 1986
  • Set up Corporation (Signatech Systems, C-Corp) in North Carolina for the conduct and delivery of technology products for commercial and government clients
  • Developed specifications for remote monitoring of operating assets for a diverse and geographically dispersed Asian utility under the sponsorship of the U.S. government
  • Organized, staffed and managed a staff of 35 physicists, economists, policy experts and technologists as the Vice President of Technology Innovation at TVA, for developing and demonstrating technologies to meet TVA mission

 

Professional and Honorary Societies (partial list)

  • Member, Instrument Society of America, 1990-present
  • EPRI Chairman of the Wireless Working Group
  • EPRI Chairman of the On-Line Monitoring Implementation Group
  • EPRI Chairman of the Fleetwide Monitoring  Interest Group
  • Board of Directors ISA POWID-EPRI Executive Committee
  • Advisory Board Member (fore-runner of EPIC), University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Engineering School, 2000-2005.
  • Board of Directors, U.S. DOE Consortium for Advanced Light Water reactors (CASL). 2011-2013
  • Member, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Consultant Committee on On-Line Monitoring of Instrument Safety Channels. 2001-2008.
  • Member, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Consultant Committee on Nuclear Power and Grid Stability. 2009.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Member of EPRI:
    • Generation Research Council (2010-2011)
    • At-Large Member of Research Advisory Council (2010-2011)

 

Honors and Awards

  • EPRI Performance Recognition Award: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • U.S. Department of Energy: Contractor Performance Award, 2009.  Final Report, “Strategic Monitoring and Remote Terminus (SMART) 24 x 7 for the National Thermal Power Corporation, Technical Requirements, Contract: RDS 41817.320.01.03

 

Presenter/Chairperson of National & International Seminars (partial list)

  • Member EPRI Delegation to discuss Power Plant Maintenance Issues with Japan’s Leading Vendors. 1988.
  • Lead delegate to conduct 2 day training to 40 Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI) on instrumentation and control. Daejong, South Korea. 1988.
  • Member EPRI delegation to Hong Kong Light and Power to discuss Technology Transfer. 1998.
  • Lead EPRI Delegate on Joint EPRI-EdF Seminars on:
    • On-Line Monitoring for Instrument Channels. Chatou, France, 2001
    • Flowmeter Technology and Applications. Chatou, France, 2002
    • I&C Technologies. Charlotte, North Carolina, 2005
  • Lead EPRI Delegate on EPRI-Iberdrola Meeting on Instrument Calibration. Madrid, Spain. May 2002.
  • Risk Based Management of Power Plant Equipment. Institute of Materials. London, U.K. October 21-23, 2002
  • Seminar on Nuclear Automation, Oskarshamn, Sweden. April 5-7,  2004
  • Lead EPRI Delegate to TaiPower to conduct seminars on Fleetwide Monitoring and I&C issues. Taipei, Taiwan. May 2004
  • Lead EPRI Delegate to train Japanese Nuclear Engineers on Nuclear Plant Instrument Calibration Methodologies at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant. Tokyo, Japan. April 2005
  • Lead IAEA Instructor on On-Line Monitoring and Appendix-K Power Uprates to Eastern European I&C Engineers. July 2005. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Chairperson, Wireless Technology for the Power Industry Conference, Chicago, IL. 2005
  • Principal Member US DOE Team to India to Assess Fleetwide Monitoring for NTPC. Visited Ramagundam and Dadri plants. Nov 2008.
  • IAEA Consultant Member on Nuclear Power & Grid Meetings. Vienna, Austria. August & October 2009
  • US Department of Commerce Trade delegation member to India on Energy Efficiency Products. New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai. November 16-20,  2009
  • Key Note Speaker: On-Line Monitoring for Power Industry. U.S. DOE. Seattle. June 10-12, 2010.
  • Interview with Knoxville News Sentinel on TVA Energy Efficient Homes. August 6 2010.
  • Invited Speaker to Dedication of 1-MW Solar Farm in East Tennessee. August 10, 2010
  • Keynote Speaker. Homes Doubling as Laboratories. Oakridge National Laboratory. September 10 2010
  • Keynote, Solar Technology: Answering the Energy Challenge. U.S. DOE. September 2010
  • Keynote: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, GreenGov Symposium. Washington DC. October 31-November 2 2011
  • Technology Innovation. Luncheon Speaker. The Enterprise Center. Chattanooga. 2011
  • TVA Energy Efficiency Program. Television Interview on  WBIR, Knoxville, TN. February 2011
  • Green Energy Summit. Invited Speaker.  Walter State College. Greeneville, TN. March 31, 2011
  • Alternate Funding Models for Clean Tech. TiECon Boston Panel Discussion. Boston, MA. June 2-3, 2011.
  • Clean Technology at Tennessee. Invited Speaker with Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan. Knoxville, TN. June 21, 2011.
  • Technologies to Meet TVA Vision. Invited Speaker.  East Tennessee Economic Council. September 7 2012
  • Data Mining for Innovation. Invited Speaker Utility Analytics Optimization Summit. November 14-15, 2012. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Moderator panel discussion on “Southeast Grid Modernization” at 2014 Annual Energy Inc. Summit,. May 7 2014. Charlotte, NC.
  • Moderator panel discussion on “Increasing penetration of Renewable Energy Resources on the SE Grid” at 2014 Annual Making Energy Work Symposium, October 1 2014. Charlotte, NC.
  • Keynote Address on “Successfully Managing Disruption” at the 2014 Annual Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative Workshop, October 3, 2014. Raleigh, NC.
  • Panel Member on “Bulk Storage Technologies”, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 2014 Energy Summit. November 14, 2014. Charlotte, NC.
  • Presentation on “Technology Incubation” to the NC Energy Policy Council, November 19 2014. Charlotte, NC.

 

 

Experience

 

Director, The Energy Institute

Lehigh University

1A, West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem PA 18015

 

July 2016- Present  

 

The Director's primary responsibility is to build on the reputation of the program for developing a world-class workforce for the electric power industry. Students include undergraduates with engineering background as well as in science and mathematics. The curriculum provides a 30-credit immersion during the 10-month period in core subjects as well as technical electives for a Master of Engineering in Energy. Other responsibilities include the following: coordinating research projects between the energy industry and LEHIGH university; facilitating technology transfer, concept demonstrations, cross-industry studies, and other forms of knowledge dissemination for the utility industry; teaching at the graduate and advanced undergraduate levels; supervising student projects; establishing strong interactions with an energy industrial advisory council; organizing an industrial seminar series; graduate student recruitment; and annual solicitation of ongoing and additional industrial support. The Director leads the Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering professional degree program.

 

Assistant Director UNC Charlotte EPIC

University of North Carolina Charlotte, Energy Production Infrastructure Center

Charlotte, NC

February 2014- June 2016  

 

Serves as the Assistant Director of EPIC, leading the Power Moderinization and Renewable Resources Integration Cluster. Leads EPIC efforts with technology incubator companies supported by PORTAL at UNC Charlotte to line up energy companies as potential investors and demonstration sites as well as provide a pipeline of graduate student candidates that can develop masters and doctoral dissertations on the work with the start up companies. Also responsible for Executive level seminars of interest to energy industry and developer of energy concentration courses of value to the industry.

 

Chief Technology Advisor

Tennessee Valley Authority (www.tva.com )

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Utilities industry

Knoxville, TN

June 2012 – Present.  

 

Serves as the TVA expert resource for technology identification, evaluation and implementation. This position will coordinate and collaborate with TVA Strategic Business Units, the Board and stakeholders, and external organizations including Congress, State Officials, government agencies, and private corporations. This position evaluates and selectively implements all energy generation, transmission, utilization, emerging environmental technologies, clean/renewable energy sources, and energy efficiency aligned with TVA Vision. Responsible for developing outside partnerships and finding opportunities to support large scale technology development and deployment.

 

Vice President, Technology Innovation

 

Tennessee Valley Authority (www.tva.com )

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Utilities industry

April 2010 – June 2012 (2 years 3 months)

 

Develop, Demonstrate and Deliver practical technology solutions to the economic operation and maintenance of TVA generation and delivery assets. Manage Renewable Energy Technology, Electric Transportation & Infrastructure, Consumer Innovation, Technologies for Power Generation and Power Delivery. Promote collaboration and partnerships to meet TVA's Strategic Goals of clean and reliable power generation, and maintain greater than "five 9" transmission reliability at the lowest cost to consumers as well as promote the economic development and environmental stewardship of the Tennessee Valley.

 

 

President/CEO

 

Signatech Systems, Inc.  (www.signatechsystems.com )

Matthews. NC

June 2007 – March 2010 (2 years 10 months)

 

Signatech System works with the global electric power industry and companies in that supply chain. Our strengths are in sensor technologies to monitor process/equipment conditions, maintenance technologies and climate change solutions. The common theme is intelligent asset management, our core strength. How do we maximize asset value and reliability? What process and/or equipment to monitor? What sensing technologies to use? How will it work under practical field conditions and finally how to make sure that the process can be integrated with workforce skills and that benchmarking is in place to quantify benefits up and down the value chain? .

 

Market Director, Power Delivery and Markets

EPRI   (www.epri.com )

501-1000 employees; Utilities industry

February 2006 – 2007 (1 year)

 

Responsible for developing, positioning annual R&D portfolio for the Power Delivery and Markets sector ($65M); developing marketing collaterals; preparing executive presentations and pricing products to assure simplicity and fairness to the global members

 

 

Program Manager

EPRI Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Utilities industry

July 1986 – January 2006 (19 years 7 months)

 

Responsible for planning, prioritizing, budgeting and executing on Annual R&D Program; present to various Program Committees and international forums; expand membership by assisting Sales and Marketing staff. Managed with increasing responsibility and staff, the Advanced NDE program, the Nuclear and Fossil I&C Programs, the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support Program

 

Research and Development Manager

AMF Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Oil Country Tubular Goods; Entertainment industry

February 1984 – February 1985 (1 year 1 month)

 

Manager for R&D and prototype testing of future industrial and consumer products for the conglomerate. The products extended from industrial goods (oil country tubular goods testing) to consumer products (Bowling balls, yachts, etc.)

 

Business Development Manager (www.honeywell.com )

Tetra Tech- A subsidiary of Honeywell  Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HON; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

February 1980 – February 1984 (4 years 1 month)

 

Developing R&D projects under new business areas; executing on projects for government and commercial clients

 

Principal Engineer

 

Adaptronics- A Flow General Company 

June 1973 – February 1980 (6 years 9 months)

 

Responsible for executing on projects; advising Program Manager on innovations for expanding the business base; responsible for preparing presentations to clients and funders.

 

Patents

 

  1. System for Measurement of Subsurface Fatigue Crack Size , United States Patent US 4052889 A. Issued October 11, 1977

 

A system for detecting and measuring subsurface fatigue cracks wherein acoustic pulse-echo data from the crack under test are manipulated to extract all acoustic characteristics by means of a Fourier operation, deconvolution and inverse Fourier operation, providing a spectral and cepstral analysis on these data and then utilizing the results of the spectral and cepstral analysis to obtain parameters which are utilized in an adaptive learning network to provide crack length measurements

 

Volunteer Experience & Causes

TVA Loaned Executive

Combined Federal Campaign

Social Services

 

Executive loaned to Federal agencies to promote increased participation with charity organizations.

 

 

Community Networking and Development (partial list)

 

  • While on the Board of Advisers of UNC Charlotte, actively promoted in the early stages of UNC Charlotte as a center of excellence for the power industry
  • Participated in community activities in Tennessee Valley service area (7 States) to laud energy efficiency efforts by Distributors
  • Participated in ribbon-cutting and demonstration of technologies for Electric Vehicle Charging, promoting energy efficient homes (Schaad Homes and Zebra Alliance Homes)
  • Developed and Demonstrated Renewable Energy technologies in Melton Hill Dam area to promote similar activities across state parks

 

Publications

 

Technical Articles/Reports (partial list)

  1. The Group Method of Data Handling. M.E.E. Thesis. University of Delaware. 1972
  2. The Direct Phase Cepstrum and its Applications to Ultrasonic Testing. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Delaware. 1978
  3. “Classification into K-Categories Via Discrimination between Pair of Categories”, 1975 Proc/ Milwaukee Symposium on Automatic Computation and Control. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 17-19, 1975.
  4. “Application of Adaptive learning Networks to Non Destructive Evaluation Technology. NAECON 1975 Record, pp 460-469. May 1975
  5. Development of Adaptive learning Networks for Pipe Inspection. Final Report. EPRI RP-770-1. 1976.
  6. Adaptive Non-Linear Signal Processing for Characterization of Ultrasonic NDE Waveforms; Task 1: Inference of Flat Bottom Hole Size. Final Technical Report... February 1975.
  7. Adaptive Non-Linear Signal Processing for Characterization of Ultrasonic NDE Waveforms; Task 2: Measurement of Subsurface Fatigue Crack Size. Final Technical Report. AFML-TR-76-44. April 1976.
  8.  “Experiments with Echo Detection in the Presence of Noise Using the Power Cepstrum”. Proc. Of Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing. IEEE International Conf. on ICASSP 77. Vol. 2. June 1977.
  9. “Ultrasonic Measurement of Defects Using Cepstral Processing”. Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing, IEEE International Conference on ICASSP (Vol. 3). April 1978.
  10. Feasibility of Using Adaptive Learning Networks for Eddy Current Signal Analysis. NTIS-7823. March 1978
  11. Application of non-linear signal processing to pipe and nozzle inspection. EPRI. 1979.
  12. Signal Processing for ISI. EPRI-NP-1421. 1980
  13. Acoustic NDE of Multilayered Composites. Phase 1, Acoustic Model Development and Inspection of Bronze-Rubber Structures. 1982
  14. Acoustic NDE of Multilayered Composites. Phase 2, Angle Beam Model Validation and Inspection of Bronze-Rubber Structures. 1983.
  15. “Signal Processing for Under clad Crack Sizing”. Review of Progress in Quantitative Non Destructive Evaluation. 1985. pp 579-587.
  16. “Signal Processing Applications in the Electric Utility Industry”. Materials Evaluation. November 1990. pp 1365-1373, 1391
  17. “A PC-based Expert System for Non-Destructive Testing”. Expert Systems for the Power Industry. Northeastern University Library. 1991. HEMISPHERE PUBLISHING CORPORATION.A member of the Taylor & Francis Group. New York Washington Philadelphia London
  18. “On-Line Monitoring of Instrument Channel Performance in Nuclear Power Plant Using PEANO”, ICONE-10, Arlington, VA, 14-18 April 2002
  19. On-line monitoring of instrument channel performance in nuclear power plant using PEANO. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium on Nuclear Reactor Surveillance and Diagnostics. Progress in Nuclear Energy. Vol. 43, Issues 1-4. pp 83-89. Elsevier.2003
  20. Automated Equipment Condition Monitoring. ISA Power Industry Division Conference. 2003
  21. On-Line Monitoring Application in U.S. Utilities. Technical Meeting of the IAEA & OECD Halden Project. Oslo, Norway. September 2004

 

Technical Reports EPRI Publications

  1. A Robotic System for the Maintenance of Boiler Hopper Systems in Power Plants. December 1999
  2. Active Burner Balancing Technology Review: Interim Progress Report. December 2000
  3. Active Burner Balancing Control Guidelines. December 2001
  4. Advanced Control Demonstration: Throttle Pressure and Megawatt Control Studies. March 2004
  5. Advanced Control Demonstration on a Combined Cycle Plant. March 2006
  6. Advanced Control Demonstrations: 2002 Progress report. March 2003
  7. Advanced Control for Fossil Power Plants Revenues from Ancillary Services and the Value of Operational Flexibility. December 2002
  8. ANO Plant Communications and Computing Architecture Plan
  9. Application of On-Line Monitoring Techniques to Equipment Condition Assessment. December 2005
  10. Application of Orifice Plates for Measurement of Feedwater Flow: EdF Plant Experience. December 2001
  11. Application of Strain Gage Technology for Slag Deposition Monitoring. March 2005
  12. Automation in Power Plants and Wireless Technology Assessments. December 2005
  13. Case Studies of Enhanced I&C Systems for Improved Operational Flexibility: 2004 Progress Report. March 2005
  14. CO Monitoring Instrumentation and Applications: Technology Assessment
  15. CO Monitoring Instrumentation and Applications: technology Assessment, November 2000.
  16. Combined-Cycle Automation Demonstration. December 2005
  17. Commercialization Plan for the EPRI Reactor Coolant Monitoring System. May 1999
  18. Control System Retrofit Guidelines Update. December 2005
  19. Demonstration of Advanced Boiler Instrumentation Technologies. March 2005
  20. Demonstration of an Advanced Sootblowing Control System: Case Study: Application of Intelligent Sootblowing at PowerGen's Kingsnorth Power Station. December 1999
  21. Demonstration of Wear and Tear Sensors for Measurement of Damage. March 2006
  22. Demonstration of Wireless Technology for Equipment Condition Assessment: Application at TXU Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station. November 2005
  23. Department of Energy/EPRI: On-Line Monitoring, Technical Specification Instruments. November 2002
  24. Development of I&C Strategies for Plant Flexible Operations. March 2004
  25. DOE - EPRI On-Line Monitoring Implementation Guidelines. January 2003
  26. Enhanced I&C Meeting Proceedings. December 2001
  27. Equipment Condition Assessment Modeling Guidelines. December 2005
  28. Equipment Condition Assessment, Volume 2: Technology Evaluation and Integration. December 2004
  29. Equipment Condition Assessment: Application of On-Line Monitoring Technology. December 2004
  30. Equipment Condition Assessment: Cost Benefit Methodology. December 2005
  31. Expert Diagnostic Systems Demonstration (EPSS). November 2005
  32. Feasibility of Analytical Techniques to Quantify Hot Leg Streaming. October 1998
  33. Feasibility of Wear and Tear Sensors for Flexible Plant Operations. December 2003
  34. Fiber Optic Sensors in Nuclear Power Plant Radiation Environments, Phase I. February 1999
  35. Fleetwide Monitoring for Equipment Condition Assessment. March 2006
  36. Fort Calhoun Instrumentation & Control Systems Assessment: Volume 1: Baseline Evaluation of I&C Systems; Volume 2: Upgrade Evaluation for Electro Hydraulic Control and Turbine Supervisor
  37. Guideline for On-Line Monitoring of Nuclear Power Plant Instrument Channel Performance. November 2011
  38. Guidelines for Digital Signal Processing of NDE Signals from Plant Components: A Primer. October 1992
  39. Guidelines for Electromagnetic Interference Testing in Power Plants: Revision 1, April 1997
  40. Guidelines for Electromagnetic Interference Testing of Power Plant Equipment: Rev 2 to TR-102323. December 2000
  41. Guidelines for Electromagnetic Interference Testing of Power Plant Equipment: Revision 3 to TR-102323. November 2004
  42. Guidelines for Instrument Calibration Extension/Reduction -- Revision 1: Statistical Analysis of Instrument Calibration Data. October 1998
  43. Guidelines for Intelligent Sootblowing Control. December 2000
  44. Guidelines for Wireless Technology in Power Plants, Volume 1: Benefits and Considerations. December 2002
  45. Guidelines for Wireless Technology in Power Plants, Volume 2: Implementation and Regulatory Issues, December 2002
  46. Implementation of On-Line Monitoring: Technical Specification Instruments. November 2002
  47. Innovative Nontoxic Alternatives to Oxidizing Biocides for Biofouling Control. January 2004
  48. In-Situ Combustion NOx Analyzer Sensor. December 2005
  49. Instrument Drift Study. July 2005
  50. Instrumentation for CO Monitoring. December 2001
  51. Low Load/Low Air Flow Optimum Control Applications. December 1998
  52. Measuring Feedwater Flow with Ultrasonic Flow Meters. December 2001
  53. NIST's Ultrasonic Technology Assessment Program to Improve Flow Measurement. October 1998
  54. Nuclear Feedwater Flow Measurement Applications Guide. July 1999
  55. On-Line Monitoring Cost Benefit Guide. November 2003
  56. On-Line Monitoring for Equipment Condition Assessment: Model Evaluations and Alarm Settings. December 2005
  57. On-Line Monitoring Implementation Guidelines: Use of Multivariate State Estimation Technique (MSET), December 2002
  58. On-Line Monitoring of Instrument Channel Performance, November 1998
  59. On-Line Monitoring of Instrument Channel Performance, Volume 3: Applications to Nuclear Power Plant Technical Specification Instrumentation. December 2004
  60. On-Line Monitoring of Instrument Channel Performance: Algorithm Descriptions, Model Examples and Results. December 2004
  61. On-Line Monitoring of Instrument Channel Performance: TR-104965-R1 NRC SER, October 2000.
  62. On-Line Monitoring of Instrument Channel Performance: Volume 1: Guidelines for Model Development and Implementation. December 2004
  63. On-Line Monitoring Plant Application Guide: Interim Progress, December 2001
  64. On-Line Predictive Condition Monitoring System for Coal Pulverizers: Application of Wireless Technology. November 2003
  65. Pipe Flow Modeling for Ultrasonic Flow Measurement Instrumentation. October 1998
  66. Plant Systems Modeling Guidelines to Implement On-Line Monitoring, May 2002
  67. Power Plant Control System Troubleshooting Course: Progress Report. March 2005
  68. Power Plant Control System Tuning. September 1999
  69. Program on Technology Innovation: Electricity Use in the Electric Sector. November 2011
  70. Quantifying the Value of Control System Performance Improvements. December 2004
  71. Requirements for Application of Wireless Technology in the Power Industry
  72. Risk-Based Management of Power Plant Equipment: Proceedings of the International Seminar, London, October 21 - 23, 2002. November 2002
  73. Sensors for Furnace Ash Deposition Measurement on Boiler Tubes: Technology Review. December 2000
  74. Small Power Uprates under Appendix K: Benefits and Considerations, November 2000.
  75. Status of the Ultrasonic Examination of Reactor Coolant Loop Cast Stainless Steel Materials. October 1998
  76. Tennessee Valley Smart Grid Roadmap. December 2011
  77. Wireless Sensor Application Survey in Power Plants. March 2003
  78. Wireless Technology Conference: November 19-21, 2002. July 2003
  79. Wireless technology Power Plant Applications. December 2003
  80. “Embracing Disruption”. Public Utilities Fortnightly. January 2014
  81. “Correlation Processing: Big Data- From Plant Performance to Consumer Interaction”, Public Utilities Fortnightly. February 2014.
  82. “Wireless Sensor Technology: On-Demand Equipment Health Monitoring”, Public Utilities Fortnightly. July 2014

 

Software- EPRI Products

  1. ICMP -- Instrument Calibration Monitoring Program Version 1.0
  2. User's Manual: ICMP: Instrument Monitoring and Calibration Program
  3. IPASS Training Course Instrument Performance Assessment Software System for As-Found-As-Left (AFAL) Data
  4. User's Manual: IPASS (Rev. 2): Instrument Performance Assessment Software System for As-Found-As-Left (AFAL) Data
  5. IPASS - Instrument Performance Analysis Software System Code Version 2.03
  6. Interim Guide to Assess Hx Performance through Pressure Drop
  7. Successful Renovation & Modernization Project

 

Newsletters

  1. Wireless Technology Newsletter - July 2004
  2. On-Line Monitoring, August 2002
  3. On-Line Monitoring - August 2003
  4. On-Line Monitoring Newsletter, June 2004
  5. Fossil Technology Centers News, Winter 2004
  6. Fossil Technology News, June 2005
  7. Energy Storage: Strategic Intelligence Update
  8. TVA Technology Innovation Newsletter, July 2010

 


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