Reliability-Centred Asset Maintenance – A step towards enhanced reliability, availability, and profitability of wind power plants
Paper i proceeding, 2010

Reliability and availability are key issues for the implementation of future sustainable power systems. This paper discusses the need, methods and challenges for maintenance optimization to improve the reliability, availability, and profitability of wind power plants being a major source of renewable energy today and in future “smart grids”. The present maintenance of wind power plants is extensive and costly, especially at offshore sites. The paper discusses approaches to maintenance strategy optimization aiming at reaching cost efficient maintenance and thus enhanced profitability of wind power plants. It presents results from practical case studies utilising the method of Reliability-Centred Asset Maintenance and highlights the factors that impact the benefit of the maintenance strategies. The results show that new solutions for condition monitoring of the drive train and blades in wind turbines can be cost-efficient with respect to the reliability and availability of wind turbines today.

wind turbine

wind power

availability

Reliability

optimization

maintenance

Författare

Francois Besnard

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Elkraftteknik

Katharina Fischer

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Elkraftteknik

Lina Bertling Tjernberg

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Elkraftteknik

In Proceedings of the IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, 11-13 October 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden

5638986

Ämneskategorier

Beräkningsmatematik

Annan naturresursteknik

DOI

10.1109/ISGTEUROPE.2010.5638986

ISBN

978-142448510-9

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Skapat

2017-10-08