Reliability-Centred Maintenance for Wind Turbines Based on Statistical Analysis and Practical Experience
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012

The concept of Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RCM) is applied to the two wind turbine models Vestas V44-600kW and V90-2MW. The executing RCM workgroup includes an owner and operator of the analyzed wind turbines, a maintenance service provider, a provider of condition-monitoring services and wind-turbine component supplier as well as researchers at academia. Combining the results of failure statistics and assessment of expert judgement, the analysis is focused on the most critical subsystems with respect to failure frequencies and consequences: the gearbox, the generator, the electrical system and the hydraulic system. The study provides the most relevant functional failures, reveals their causes and underlying mechanisms and identifies remedial measures to prevent either the failure itself or critical secondary damage. The study forms the basis for development of quantitative models for maintenance strategy selection and optimization, but may also provide a feedback of field experience for further improvement of wind-turbine design.

RCM

maintenance

wind energy

failure

Reliability

wind turbines

availability

FMEA

Författare

Katharina Fischer

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Elkraftteknik

Francois Besnard

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Elkraftteknik

Lina Bertling Tjernberg

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Elkraftteknik

IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion

0885-8969 (ISSN)

Vol. 27 184 - 195 6104127

Ämneskategorier

Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Annan naturresursteknik

Annan elektroteknik och elektronik

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Energi

DOI

10.1109/TEC.2011.2176129