The mathematical and statistical approach called “process data reconciliation in accordance with VDI 2048 [1, 2]” • calculates thermal reactor power; • performs warranty tests with on-site operational instrumentation only (without additional instrumentation). with an accuracy of approximately 0.4%. Process data reconciliation based on VDI 2048 is a mathematical-statistic approach that makes use of redundant process information. The overall process monitored continuously in this manner therefore provides hourly process information of a quality equal to acceptance measurements [3 – 10]. At a NPP in Germany a warranty test for a high pressure turbine retrofit was performed in 2007 exclusively using this method. In this paper, the approach and the results of the warranty test are described.

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