Nondestructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques for Renewable Energy Industrial Assets integrates state-of-the-art information and discusses future developments and their significance to the improvement of the renewable energy industry. Renewable energy assets are complex systems with several critical components that require inspection and adequate maintenance in order to ensure their high availability and uninterrupted operation. This is the first book to apply NDT and condition monitoring to these complex systems.
- Covers inspection and condition monitoring for a broad range of renewable energy systems, including wind turbines, wave energy devices, CSP and photovoltaic plants, and biofuel/biomass power plants
- Includes a review of common types of NDT techniques
- Discusses future developments in NDT and condition monitoring for renewable energy systems
1. Introduction 2. Significance of NDT and Condition Monitoring for Renewable Energy Industry 3. Trends in maintenance strategies for renewable energy assets 4. NDT and condition monitoring for wind turbines 5. Online evaluation of wind turbine power converters 6. Wind turbine Gearboxes 7. Onshore vs. Offshore Wind Turbines 8. Condition Monitoring and inspection strategies for tidal turbines 9. Reliable Wave Energy Devices 10. Inspection and Condition Monitoring for Concentrated Solar Power Plants 11. Remote Condition Monitoring for Photovoltaic Systems 12. Inspection and Condition Monitoring Requirements of Biofuel and Biomass Power Plants 13. General NDT Techniques 14. Application of Acoustic Emission as an Effective Condition Monitoring Technique 15. Vibration Analysis Overview 16. Value of Long Range Ultrasonics 17. ROV applications 18. Effective automated control 19. SCADA Systems and Effective Data Management 20. Future Developments in NDT and Condition Monitoring
PhD in Metallurgy from Univ of Birmingham. Mayorkinos leads the research activity in Non-Destructive Testing and Structural Health Condition Monitoring at the Birmingham Railway Centre for Research and Education, and conducts research in structural health condition monitoring of wind turbine towers, and advanced condition monitoring of wind turbine gearboxes and rotating machinery. He served as a technical consultant to TWI, ENGITEC, Innovative Technology and Science Ltd, and Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade. He is editor of two books on fault detection and condition monitoring, and has contributed chapters to books in fault detection and rail inspection. Mayorkinos is chairman of the Education Committee of the International Society for Condition Monitoring of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.
Garcia Marquez, Fausto Pedro
Dr. Fausto P. García Márquez obtained his European Doctorate in 2004 at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM, Spain) with a maximum distinction. His thesis was focused on the design and development of new mathematical methods for advanced analytics. Hewas awarded the Advancement Prize (2013) and Silver Prize (2012) by the International Society of Management Science and Engineering Management, the Advancement Prize (2015) in the Third International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, and Best Paper Award in the international journal of Renewable Energy. Dr. García Márquez is currently a Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham University, United Kingdom.
PhD in Offshore Power Engineering from University College, London. Alexander is currently project manager for development and construction of onshore and offshore wind farms in Europe and the United States for TERNA. He serves as International Business Development and Assessment Manager for proposals and acquisitions for onshore/offshore wind farms, solar photovoltaic, and hydro projects, and coordinates bids on EC calls for renewable projects in floating offshore wind farms, solar CSP, and wind turbine advanced monitoring.