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A systematic Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis for offshore wind turbine systems towards integrated condition based maintenance strategies

Matti Niclas; Lorena; Ursula; Athanasios; Feargal


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{
  "DOI": "10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.02.048", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Matti Niclas"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Lorena"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Ursula"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Athanasios"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Feargal"
    }
  ], 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2019, 
        2, 
        10
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p>Condition-based maintenance is applied in various industries to monitor and control critical assets and to optimize&nbsp;maintenance efforts. Its applicability to the offshore wind energy industry has been considered for almost&nbsp;20 years and has resulted in the development and implementation of solutions that have contributed to lower&nbsp;cost of maintenance and increased asset availability. However, there is currently no public domain guidance&nbsp;available that provides the information required to (i) prioritize systems for which condition monitoring would&nbsp;generate highest value and to (ii) understand the parameters that need to be monitored by a specific system from&nbsp;failure cause to failure mode. Both items are addressed in this paper, providing a clearly structured, risk-based&nbsp;assessment methodology and corresponding results for state-of-the-art offshore wind turbines. A total of 337&nbsp;failure modes have been identified and analysed by experts representing approximately 70% of the European&nbsp;offshore wind market to assess potential benefits of condition monitoring systems. Results may be used to target&nbsp;the development of condition monitoring systems focusing on critical systems and to find optimal O&amp;M strategies&nbsp;by understanding failure paths of main offshore wind turbine systems resulting in a lower cost of energy&nbsp;and a more optimal risk-return balance.</p>", 
  "title": "A systematic Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis for offshore wind turbine systems towards integrated condition based maintenance strategies", 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "id": "2744713"
}
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