Dr. Simon Powles, Group Asset Manager, RES Ltd.
SKF 8th Annual Wind Farm Management Conference
Improving availability and reducing running costs whilst maintaining safety is the essential function of any prudent operator. RES owns a large worldwide fleet of wind farms and also manages and operates many more for independent owners. Over the years a suite of tools has been built up to improve diagnostics of the assets using a combination of scada data and external sensors. This enables the spotting of incipient failures, performance trending and ensuring continuing compliance. All this leads to less downtime and reduced repair costs, boosting income and profit from the operating assets. We call this Reliability Engineering.