On the economic benefits of using condition monitoring systems for maintenance management of wind power systems
2010 (English)In: 2010 IEEE 11th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, PMAPS 2010, 2010, 160-165 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The large growth in the wind power industry in the past years mainly focuses on a growing market and the development of large turbines and offshore farms. The high technical availability of wind turbines comes with a high need for frequent maintenance. Current maintenance planning is generally not optimized, and it is possible to make maintenance more efficient. Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS) are commonly used in other industries and can reduce the consequential damage at failure and provides advantages for the planning of the maintenance. It is of interest to determine if the wind industry would benefit of the use of CMS. This paper shows results from Life-Cycle-Cost (LCC) evaluated with probabilistic methods and sensitivity analysis to identify the benefit of using CMS. The results highlight that there is a high economic benefit of using CMS, as well as benefits on the risk. The benefit is highly influenced by the reliability of the gearbox.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 160-165 p.
Condition monitoring, Life cycle cost, Maintenance, Wind energy
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-25045DOI: 10.1109/PMAPS.2010.5528992ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77956427229ISBN: 978-142445723-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-25045DiVA: diva2:355263
IEEE 11th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, PMAPS 2010; Singapore; 14 June 2010 through 17 June 2010
QC 201010062010-10-062010-10-062010-10-21Bibliographically approved