Operational statistics in the management of large distribution systems

Operational statistics in the management of large distribution systems

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In order to manage a large distribution system in the best manner, it is considered necessary to have comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date records of the number and types of equipment items in service, together with properly analysed records of their performance.With the advent of nationalisation of the supply industry in 1948, and the formation of a small number of large undertakings, it became possible to study the performance of large networks in a manner not previously possible. The paper gives details of the way in which the necessary data are collected, analysed and used in one Area Board. Details are given of some of the conclusions reached to date of some other problems which are being studied, and some observations are made on reliability and security of supplies.Although some problems do not lend themselves to analytical treatment of the type described, many do, and it is contended that a great deal of valuable information on design, construction, operation and maintenance of networks can be obtained from the analysis of properly compiled data.


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