5th Annual Offshore O&M Forum

Workshop: Tuesday 14 October 2014

Data Analysis: Real Opportunities In Reducing O&M Costs

13:00 

Registration And Morning Refreshments

13:30 

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Claus Kurt Christensen,  Reliability Engineer,  Vattenfall

13:45 

Learning By Doing: How To Improve Gearbox Quality And Prevent Future Bearing Failures

  • Gearbox quality since 2000 – who is afraid of Micropitting?
  • Testing methods vs. calculation methods – gears and bearings
  • Bearing failures in wind turbine gearboxes – the most unresolved issue in the wind industry cannot be solved by advanced calculations

Claus Kurt Christensen,  Reliability Engineer,  Vattenfall

14:30 

Getting Technical: Exploiting Strategies For Addressing Bearing Failures

  • Skidding – is it possible to balance minimum loads without affecting power curves?
  • False brinelling– a theory for prematurely fatigued bearings
  • Fixed innering (IR) loads – should fixed IR loads be considered equally with fixed outer ring (OR) loads in bearing life calculations?

Claus Kurt Christensen,  Reliability Engineer,  Vattenfall

15:15 

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments

15:45 

Using Big Data To Reduce Logistic Costs In Maintenance

  • How can site-specific weather data collection help reduce logistics costs?
  • Accessibility of offshore wind turbines
  • Impacts on the O&M strategy

Dr Marcel Wiggert,  Group Project Manager and Risk Management,  Fraunhofer IWES

16:15 

Shaping Strategies And Day-To-Day Decisions Through Data Acquisition

You will learn:

  • What you are doing wrong
  • What you are doing that is unnecessary
  • What you are already doing right but that could be done better

Khalid Rafik , Research Engineer,  Fraunhofer IWES

16:45 

Chair’s Closing Remarks

17:00 

Close Of Workshop