Wind turbine reliability : a database and analysis approach.

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The US wind Industry has experienced remarkable growth since the turn of the century. At the same time, the physical size and electrical generation capabilities of wind turbines has also experienced remarkable growth. As the market continues to expand, and as wind generation continues to gain a significant share of the generation portfolio, the reliability of wind turbine technology becomes increasingly important. This report addresses how operations and maintenance costs are related to unreliability - that is the failures experienced by systems and components. Reliability tools are demonstrated, data needed to understand and catalog failure events is described, and practical ... continued below

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Linsday, James; Briand, Daniel; Hill, Roger Ray; Stinebaugh, Jennifer A. & Benjamin, Allan S. February 1, 2008.

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The US wind Industry has experienced remarkable growth since the turn of the century. At the same time, the physical size and electrical generation capabilities of wind turbines has also experienced remarkable growth. As the market continues to expand, and as wind generation continues to gain a significant share of the generation portfolio, the reliability of wind turbine technology becomes increasingly important. This report addresses how operations and maintenance costs are related to unreliability - that is the failures experienced by systems and components. Reliability tools are demonstrated, data needed to understand and catalog failure events is described, and practical wind turbine reliability models are illustrated, including preliminary results. This report also presents a continuing process of how to proceed with controlling industry requirements, needs, and expectations related to Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety. A simply stated goal of this process is to better understand and to improve the operable reliability of wind turbine installations.

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  • Report No.: SAND2008-0983
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/1028916 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1028916
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc829792

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Linsday, James; Briand, Daniel; Hill, Roger Ray; Stinebaugh, Jennifer A. & Benjamin, Allan S. Wind turbine reliability : a database and analysis approach., report, February 1, 2008; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc829792/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.