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|Title: ||Assessment of condition monitoring techniques for offshore wind farms|
|Authors: ||Wiggelinkhuizen, Edwin|
Watson, Simon J.
|Keywords: ||Condition monitoring|
Operation and maintenance
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Publisher: ||© American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)|
|Citation: ||WIGGELINKHUIZEN, E. ... et al., 2008. Assessment of condition monitoring techniques for offshore wind farms. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 130 (3), paper 031004|
|Abstract: ||This paper discusses the results of an extensive
investigation to assess the added value of various
techniques of health monitoring to optimise the
maintenance procedures of offshore wind farms. This
investigation has been carried out within the
framework of the EU funded CONMOW project
(Condition Monitoring for Offshore Wind Farms)
which was carried out from 2002 through 2007, .
A small wind farm of five turbines has been
instrumented with several condition monitoring
systems and also with the “traditional” measurement
systems. Analyses of these measurements and of data
collected by the turbine's SCADA systems have been
performed to assess (1) if failures can be detected;
(2) if so, if they can be detected at an early stage and
their progress over time can be monitored; and (3) if
criteria are available to assess the component's
health. Several data analysis methods and
measurement configurations have been developed,
applied, and tested.
This paper first describes the use condition
monitoring to change from scheduled and corrective
maintenance to condition based maintenance.
Second, the paper describes the CONMOW project,
and the major results. viz. the assessment of the
usefulness and capabilities of condition monitoring
systems and algorithms for identifying early failures.
Finally, the economic consequences of applying
condition monitoring systems have been quantified
|Description: ||This article is closed access, it was published in the serial Journal of Solar Energy Engineering [© ASME]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.2931512|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.2931512|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering)|
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