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Reference: Beaujean, P.P., T.M. Koshgoftaar, J.C. Sloan, N. Xiros, and D. Vendittis, 2009: Monitoring ocean turbines: A reliability assessment. Proceedings, 15th International ISSAT on Reliability and Quality in Design, 6-8 August, 2010, International Society of Science and Applied Technologies, ISBN: 978-0-9763486-5-8
Abstract: Predictive maintenance of ocean turbines requires ongoing machine condition monitoring (MCM). As part of a reactive system, each piece and type of equipment exhibits both cyclic and transient behaviors, some of which may indicate faults that presage failures. This paper identifies a number of factors that impact reliability and safety of oceanbourne turbines. Fouling, salinity, and inaccessibility of equipment are but a few such factors that set this MCM problem apart from those encountered by wind turbines, hydroelectric plants, or ship hulls and propellers.