This month, our article “Risk Assessment and Functional Check of Static or Quasistatic components at hydro plants: an application to gated weirs and outlet works” was published in the industry magazine Hydropower&Dams (issue 6). The article was presented at Hydro 2023 in Edinburgh!
The article illustrates the application of a case study using a method based on FMEA (Failure Mode event Analysis) techniques and the definition of safety functions for the risk analysis of dam surface gates and spillways. This analysis tool, developed for the completion of seismic vulnerability analysis of dams and their components, can provide assistance in the maintenance activities of civil and hydraulic works and infrastructure of a hydroelectric plant, as well as mechanical and electromechanical equipment.
We would like to thank the speakers (our CEO&CTO Luigi Papetti and Nicola Bragato from RNB Hydro) for their excellent work and for allowing Frosio Next to share its study, the result of years of experience in the hydroelectric sector, with an international audience.