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Future Maintenance Management in Renewable Energies

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This chapter describes the future on maintenance management in renewable energy industry. The main advances and research studies shows that it will be based on non-destructive testing (NDT). NDT are tests performed to detect internal or surface discontinuities in materials or determine certain properties. NDT leads to improvement of product quality, public safety and prevention of catastrophic failures. NDT techniques are used in Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems for Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD). Some NDT techniques are used to prevent serious failures in critical components such as blades, gearbox, tower or receiver tubes. NDT is increasing in many scientific and industrial fields, from wind energy production to the transportation of gases and liquids. Consequently, it is possible to reduce the corrective/preventive maintenance tasks, and to increase the life cycle of the structure.

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The work reported herewith has been financially supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, under Research Grants DPI2015-67264-P and RTC-2016-5694-3.

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Gómez Muñoz, C.Q., García Márquez, F.P. (2018). Future Maintenance Management in Renewable Energies. In: García Márquez, F., Karyotakis, A., Papaelias, M. (eds) Renewable Energies. Springer, Cham.

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