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Title: Wind energy Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) : data collection recommendations for reliability analysis.

This report addresses the general data requirements for reliability analysis of fielded wind turbines and other wind plant equipment. The report provides a rationale for why this data should be collected, a list of the data needed to support reliability and availability analysis, and specific data recommendations for a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to support automated analysis. This data collection recommendations report was written by Sandia National Laboratories to address the general data requirements for reliability analysis of operating wind turbines. This report is intended to help develop a basic understanding of the data needed for reliability analysis from a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and other data systems. The report provides a rationale for why this data should be collected, a list of the data needed to support reliability and availability analysis, and specific recommendations for a CMMS to support automated analysis. Though written for reliability analysis of wind turbines, much of the information is applicable to a wider variety of equipment and analysis and reporting needs. The 'Motivation' section of this report provides a rationale for collecting and analyzing field data for reliability analysis. The benefits of this type of effort can include increased energy delivered, decreasedmore » operating costs, enhanced preventive maintenance schedules, solutions to issues with the largest payback, and identification of early failure indicators.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1035328
Report Number(s):
SAND2012-0828
TRN: US201205%%82
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; AVAILABILITY; MAINTENANCE; MANAGEMENT; OPERATING COST; RECOMMENDATIONS; RELIABILITY; SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES; SCHEDULES; WIND TURBINES