Reliability and Maintenance for Offshore Wind Turbines and Wave Energy Devices

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Wind turbines are in some countries contributing significantly the production of electricity and wave energy devices have the potential to be developed in a similarway. For both offshore wind turbines and wave energy devices reliability is a key issue since costs to operation and maintenance may be significant contributors to the Levelized Cost Of Energy and OM costs are highly dependent on the reliability of the components implying that it is important to focus on increasing the reliability as much as is economically reasonable. This paper describes basic aspects for reliability analysis of wind turbines and wave energy devices with special focus on structural components. The reliability assessment needs include the effects of the control system and possible faults due to failure of electrical/mechanical components and e.g. loss of grid connection. The target reliability level for wind turbine and wave energy device structural components is discussed together with uncertainty modeling of the main uncertainties related to structural wind turbine components. Two examples are presented related to reliability-based calibration of partial safety factors.
TitelRenewable Energies Offshore
RedaktørerGuedes Soares
Antal sider8
ForlagCRC Press
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-138-02871-5
StatusUdgivet - 2015
BegivenhedInternational Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore - Lisbon, Portugal
Varighed: 24 nov. 201426 nov. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 1


KonferenceInternational Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore


  • Wind Turbines
  • Wave Energy Devices
  • Reliability Assessment

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