Availability Analysis of an Offshore Wind Turbine Subjected to Age-Based Preventive Maintenance by Petri Nets

Eduard Lotovskyi, Angelo P. Teixeira, C. Guedes Soares
2022 Journal of Marine Science and Engineering  
This paper analyses the production availability and the associated maintenance costs of an offshore wind turbine with a horizontal axis configuration using Petri Nets modelling with Monte Carlo Simulation. For this purpose, different features are implemented: the reliability and maintainability characteristics of the components; the logistics of the production and maintenance operations, including different types of vessels, the mobilization time, costs and weather window. The maintenance
more » ... gies consist of corrective maintenance and age-based imperfect preventive maintenance that depends on the components' age and age reduction ratio. Thereby, to increase the operating income and to reduce the costs associated with the operation and maintenance activities, the optimal parameters of the age-based preventive maintenance are estimated. As a case study, a generic offshore wind turbine that operates at the Viana do Castelo wind farm in Portugal is adopted. The wind farm is located 18 km off the shore. The turbine's total exploration life is 25 years.
doi:10.3390/jmse10071000 fatcat:bccio57fjvdc5mzyweid5xxk5y