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

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

1st Edition - August 23, 2019

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  • Authors: Mayorkinos Papaelias, Fausto Pedro Garcia Marquez, Alexander Karyotakis
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081010945
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128097472

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 217
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2019
  • Published: August 23, 2019
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081010945
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128097472

About the Authors

Mayorkinos Papaelias

Professor Mayorkinos, 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

Professor Fausto works at UCLM, Spain. Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham University, UK, Lecturer at the Postgraduate European Institute. He has published more than 150 papers and is author and editor of 31 books (Elsevier, Springer, Pearson, Mc-GrawHill, Intech, IGI, Marcombo, AlfaOmega). He is Editor of 5 Int. Journals, Committee Member more than 40 Int. Conferences. He has been Principal Investigator in 4 European Projects, 6 National Projects, and more than 150 projects for Universities, Companies, etc. His main interests are: Artificial Intelligence, Maintenance, Management, Renewable Energy, Transport, Advanced Analytics, Data Science. He is an expert in the European Union in AI4People (EISMD), and ESF and Director of

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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