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Aging Power Delivery Infrastructures, 2nd Edition by Randall R. Schrieber, H. Lee Willis

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Appendix B. Sustainable Point Analysis

B.1 Introduction

B.2 Elements of Aging Infrastructure Analysis

B.3 Quantitative Examples

B.4 Metrics for Measuring Aging Infrastructures

B.5 Effect of Different Failure Rate Curve Shapes

B.6 Reading Distributions

B.7 Applying Economic Analysis

B.8 Summary of Key Points

References and Bibliography

B.1 INTRODUCTION

Sustainable point analysis is a statistically based method for studying the aging, condition deterioration, and condition improvement options for a large set of T&D equipment (or for that matter, any other type of equipment). It is based upon a fundamental concept that some people find surprising or even counterintuitive:

Any large set of equipment in which units that fail are replaced by new ...

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