Before any piece of data is available for reporting from ORAP, it is run through an Automated and Manual Data Verification process. The automated process is a computerized check and takes into account over 650 engineering rules. For example, if a Hot Gas Path/B-Type inspection event occurs (EBS Code is GTTBINX51), where X is any numerical value (e.g. 9), the duration of the event should be greater than 96 hours and less than 720 hours. If the Event duration does not fall within this range, then this event will be "flagged" within the SPS ADV system. This "flag" alerts our Customer Account Managers that there is an issue that needs to be clarified with the submitting customer.
For the manual process, our staff completes an engineering review of all events for data quality and completeness. Some questions we ask are; Does the event contain a Symptom, a Root Cause and a Corrective Action? Does the Equipment Breakdown Structure (EBS) code match the Root Cause? Do any of the events listed overlap or run coincident with one another? If this information is not given to us, then we will reach out to the submitting customer for clarification and more detail.
All portions of the engineering, rule based data verification process, both manual and automatic, are conducted according to Industry Standards, more specifically, IEEE 762 & ISO 3977 for the power industry and IEC 61400 for the wind industry.