An operating system is considered stable, if oscillations caused by disturbances are absorbed or accommodated without further consequences for continuous operation. But, considering that the utility system deals with multiple clients and products, an immense interface with process, and a deep interconnection between diverse utilities, disturbance is a common event in daily business. Actually stability is of high concern for utilities' management. Steadiness makes easier the task of operating equipment and keeping it closer to maximum efficiency.
Best practice to avoid disturbances and unexpected transient conditions is to have information about process and management action. Utility management and crew will be involved and constantly briefed about process conditions, modifications, turndowns, potential problems etc through the whole operational period. This may be translated in other terms. Scheduling and planning for the industry has to be done with direct participation of utility personnel.
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