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Towards reliability centred maintenance of wind turbines

Mcmillan, David and Ault, Graham (2012) Towards reliability centred maintenance of wind turbines. In: PMAPS 2012, 2012-06-10 - 2012-06-14.

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Abstract

Reliability centred maintenance applied to a fleet of wind turbines is presented in this paper. The key components and failure modes are identified via analysis of maintenance records. Corrective actions which an operator can take to mitigate such failures are discussed, together with implementation issues. By developing a robust set of RCM tools, wind farm operators can better quantify and minimise operational expenditure of wind farm fleets.