Towards reliability centred maintenance of wind turbines

David McMillan, Graham W. Ault

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReliability Modeling and Analysis of Smart Power Systems
PublisherSpringer India
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9788132217985
ISBN (Print)9788132217978
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2014


  • reliability centred maintenance
  • risk
  • wind farm
  • wind turbine


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