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Condition monitoring benefit for operation support of offshore wind turbines

Thöns, Sebastian and McMillan, David (2014) Condition monitoring benefit for operation support of offshore wind turbines. In: Reliability Modeling and Analysis of Smart Power Systems. Reliable and Sustainable Electric Power and Energy Systems Management . Springer, pp. 169-182. ISBN 9788132217985

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Abstract

As more offshore wind parks are commissioned, the focus will inevitably shift from a planning, construction and warranty focus to an operation, maintenance and investment payback focus. In this latter case, both short-term risks associated with wind turbine component assemblies, and long-term risks related to structural integrity of the support structure, are highly important. This research focuses on the role of condition monitoring to lower costs associated with short-term reliability and long-term asset integrity. This enables comparative estimates of life cycle costs and reduction in uncertainty, both of which are of value to investors.