Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2011, Volume 14, Issue 1

On-Line Predictive Maintenance for Pilot Plant for Tritium and Deuterium Separation

Sorin Gherghinescu *

National Institute for Research and Development for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICIT Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, P.O. Box Raureni 7, 240050, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania

*Corresponding author: Sorin Gherghinescu, E-mail:

Published: May 2011


Predictive maintenance and inspections performed during operation can eliminate a crash event by taking necessary measures to avoid such a situation. Thus, stopping the machine for intervention is planned according the predictions. Predictive maintenance can become a mandatory requirement for operation of an international standard. Predictive Maintenance can be applied to any equipment, whether; physical parameters like vibration, temperature, pressure, current and resistance can be measured. Engineering limits for the measurement of physical parameters must be established if the problem is detected before excessive damage occurs. Correcting the problem at the roots is the purpose of all predictive efforts. The research done in this paper highlights the importance of applying a predictive maintenance program. 


Predictive maintenance, optimal availability of equipment, intervention program, vibration analysis.

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