Reliability data works as the basis of risk monitor of nuclear power plant. The failure modes of the equipment in a nuclear power plant can be divided into operation failure, demand failure and standby failure. A standby equipment is affected by the demand stress and the standby stress simultaneously, so the method of reliability data analysis must consider the two types of failure. The reliability data in online risk monitor should reflect the change of equipment reliability with time, including standby equipment. A method to deal with the reliability data of the standby equipment is presented in this paper. This model takes into account the failure of the equipment during the spare time and the failure of the starting time. Considering the characteristics of the reliability data in the nuclear power plant, the method of parameter estimation is studied. Finally, this method is applied to online risk monitor in nuclear power plant and the suggestion of reliability data application is put forward.

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