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Tuesday, 17 November 2015
14:30 - 16:00 Designing and operating for reliability

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Room: Belleville

This session will show the latest studies carried out for analysing failure rates for wind turbine main components and sub-assemblies, both for offshore and onshore wind farms. Developments and a case study, in order to extend wind turbines life and solutions for avoiding catastrophic incidents, will be considered.

Learning objectives

Delegates will be able to:

  • Examine failure statistics for the major wind turbine sub-assemblies
  • Identify failure mechanisms for selected components
  • Recognise the cost implications of component failures
  • Define studies and strategies for extend wind turbine life
  • Analyse specific systems (converter, foundations) failures and behaviour for improving the performance
  • Failure Models and Effect Analysis applied to wind turbine sub-assemblies
This session will be chaired by: Fernando De La Blanca, Technical Director, Ereda, Spain

Abstract ID: 131 science & research
James Carroll
PhD Student, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Offshore Wind Turbine and Sub-assembly Failure Rates through Time

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Abstract ID: 349
Sergio Velez
Multitechnology Director, Gamesa, Spain
Wind Turbine Ageing Management

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Abstract ID: 497
Marco Sepulveda
Research Engineer, Lloyds Register, United Kingdom
Top 30 Chart for wind turbine failure mechanisms

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Abstract ID: 263 science & research
Christopher Smith
Postgraduate Researcher, Durham University, United Kingdom
Characterisation of Electrical Loading Experienced by a Wind Turbine Power Converter

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