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Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques for Renewable Energy Industrial Assets - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081010945, 9780128097472

Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques for Renewable Energy Industrial Assets

1st Edition

Authors: Mayorkinos Papaelias Fausto Pedro Garcia Marquez Alexander Karyotakis
Paperback ISBN: 9780081010945
eBook ISBN: 9780128097472
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 23rd August 2019
Page Count: 217
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Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques for Renewable Energy Industrial Assets integrates state-of-the-art information and discusses future developments and their significance to the improvement of the renewable energy industry. Renewable energy assets are complex systems with several critical components that require inspection and adequate maintenance in order to ensure their high availability and uninterrupted operation. This is the first book to apply NDT and condition monitoring to these complex systems.

Key Features

  • Covers inspection and condition monitoring for a broad range of renewable energy systems, including wind turbines, wave energy devices, CSP and photovoltaic plants, and biofuel/biomass power plants
  • Includes a review of common types of NDT techniques
  • Discusses future developments in NDT and condition monitoring for renewable energy systems


Engineers, researchers, and academics in renewable energy production, asset management, and maintenance and inspection. NDT inspection engineers and researchers in renewable energy

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Significance of NDT and Condition Monitoring for Renewable Energy Industry
3. Trends in maintenance strategies for renewable energy assets
4. NDT and condition monitoring for wind turbines
5. Online evaluation of wind turbine power converters
6. Wind turbine Gearboxes
7. Onshore vs. Offshore Wind Turbines
8. Condition Monitoring and inspection strategies for tidal turbines
9. Reliable Wave Energy Devices
10. Inspection and Condition Monitoring for Concentrated Solar Power Plants
11. Remote Condition Monitoring for Photovoltaic Systems
12. Inspection and Condition Monitoring Requirements of Biofuel and Biomass Power Plants
13. General NDT Techniques
14. Application of Acoustic Emission as an Effective Condition Monitoring Technique
15. Vibration Analysis Overview
16. Value of Long Range Ultrasonics
17. ROV applications
18. Effective automated control
19. SCADA Systems and Effective Data Management
20. Future Developments in NDT and Condition Monitoring


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About the Authors

Mayorkinos Papaelias

PhD in Metallurgy from Univ of Birmingham. Mayorkinos leads the research activity in Non-Destructive Testing and Structural Health Condition Monitoring at the Birmingham Railway Centre for Research and Education, and conducts research in structural health condition monitoring of wind turbine towers, and advanced condition monitoring of wind turbine gearboxes and rotating machinery. He served as a technical consultant to TWI, ENGITEC, Innovative Technology and Science Ltd, and Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade. He is editor of two books on fault detection and condition monitoring, and has contributed chapters to books in fault detection and rail inspection. Mayorkinos is chairman of the Education Committee of the International Society for Condition Monitoring of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK

Fausto Pedro Garcia Marquez

Dr. Fausto P. García Márquez obtained his European Doctorate in 2004 at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM, Spain) with a maximum distinction. His thesis was focused on the design and development of new mathematical methods for advanced analytics. Hewas awarded the Advancement Prize (2013) and Silver Prize (2012) by the International Society of Management Science and Engineering Management, the Advancement Prize (2015) in the Third International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, and Best Paper Award in the international journal of Renewable Energy. Dr. García Márquez is currently a Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham University, United Kingdom.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Alexander Karyotakis

Dr. Alexander Karyotakis after completing his PhD on the optimization of offshore wind farm O&M strategies and reliability of wind turbines at University College London (UCL), has been working as a coordinator and business developer on renewable energy projects in Europe and the USA. He has participated in several international R&D programs in renewables including NIMO, Optimus and SolarFox, having published highly cited journal and conference papers in renewables. In 2010 he joined TERNA ENERGY (Member of GEK TERNA Group), where he coordinated the development, engineering, construction and operation of large onshore wind projects in Europe and the USA, while supervised the first stage technical design and conceptual development of offshore wind farms (conventional and floating) in southern Europe. He currently is the Director of Concessions at TERNA ENERGY overlooking the development and operation of ICT and Waste to Energy projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Concessions, TERNA ENERGY, Greece

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