COMADEM 2016 is the 29th International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management, which was held in Xi’An (China) between August 20th and 22nd.
During one of the oral presentation session, the ESR Helene Seyr, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), presented a study on the importance of repair time information for maintenance scheduling. The interaction between the distribution of repair times and delays due to sea state have been studied, by calculating the production losses. The presented case study shows significant differences in the expected production loss and wind farm availability between the calculations with and without variations in the repair time. The differences vary between different turbine components , depend on the annual failure rate, and repair time distribution.
Professor Michael Muskulus, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), who is the supervisor of the ESR, also attended the congress to establish and deepen contacts to other researchers in the fields of wind turbine maintenance, condition monitoring and wind farm and turbine modelling.
COMADEM International has been organizing this International Congress since 1988 in varying places around the world. The Chinese Xi’an Jiaotong University organized this years Congress. The Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management (COMADEM) International Congress was first held in 1988 in the UK an every year since then. The congress aims to promote the interdisciplinary research fields of condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering managemen.
The program included several keynote lectures by scientific and industry representatives as well as oral paper presentations. Additionally, participants of the Congress were invited to visit the laboratory and research facilities of the Xi’an Jiaotong University.