Sources of turbine data

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Sources of turbine data

Postby Robin.Deegan » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:02 am

Hi Guys,

I'm just starting my PhD research at the Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland.
My research is based on predictive maintenance of offshore windfarms, I'd like to build a machine learning and scheduling system that uses data from the farm or turbine (scada etc.) and combines this with a model of historical and real weather and ocean conditions.
I have plenty of weather, wind and ocean data, but I am finding it really very difficult to find any turbine data e.g. accelerator or sensor data that is already used in predictive monitoring systems.
Is there any freely available datasets that have this kind of turbine failure data? Some of the usual sources of data e.g. UCI or OpenEI have nothing suitable.
I have also contacted academics (whose papers I've read) and manufacturers and operators.
All are reluctant or cannot give me their data.
I don't even mind if its very old data...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Rob

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Re: Sources of turbine data

Postby Marshall.Buhl » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:34 pm

Rob,

I suspect that maintenance data are kept secret in general, but I'll ask our analysis team if they know anything.


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Re: Sources of turbine data

Postby Marshall.Buhl » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:45 pm

Rob,

My coworker, Ben Maples, said:

"Refer them to ECN. That's where we got our data, and I think they got it from the Reliawind studies among others."

He also said the our Gearbox Reliability Collaborative team may have something. I can contact them if it interests you.


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Re: Sources of turbine data

Postby Robin.Deegan » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:01 pm

Marshall.Buhl wrote:"Refer them to ECN. That's where we got our data, and I think they got it from the Reliawind studies among others."

You mean this company https://www.ecn.nl/energy-innovation/wind-energy/ ?
I'll get in touch, thanks!


Marshall.Buhl wrote:He also said the our Gearbox Reliability Collaborative team may have something. I can contact them if it interests you.

Marshall

That would be really great. I'd appreciate it!

Marshall.Buhl wrote:I suspect that maintenance data are kept secret in general, but I'll ask our analysis team if they know anything.

Seems that way, we (as a machine learning team) have just about given up on finding a reliable source of data and we were going to settle for a simulated model.
Maybe in a year two someone, local to us, may release something.
In the meantime, I'll follow up with your pointers, thanks!

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Re: Sources of turbine data

Postby Marshall.Buhl » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:57 am

Robin,

Your ECN link is correct. I have also sent email to two others here at NREL to see if they have anything to add to this discussion, so stay tuned.


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Re: Sources of turbine data

Postby Marshall.Buhl » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:48 am

Robin,

Shuangwen Sheng suggested you try this web site: http://en.openei.org/datasets/node/970


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Re: Sources of turbine data

Postby Robin.Deegan » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:07 am

Thanks on all accounts.
Rob

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Re: Sources of turbine data

Postby Omar.Kamel » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:54 am

Marshall.Buhl wrote:Robin,

Your ECN link is correct. I have also sent email to two others here at NREL to see if they have anything to add to this discussion, so stay tuned.


Marshall


Dear Marshall,

I am currently involved in a research project which has similar objectives. Can I still get access to the available experimental data?

Best,
Omar Kamel, M.Sc.
Research Engineer | Mesh Engineering GmbH
Stuttgart, Germany

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Re: Sources of turbine data

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:21 am

Dear Omar,

You are resurrecting a quite old forum topic and Marshall Buhl has since retired from NREL. I suggest reaching out to others mentioned in this topic for help.

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Jason Jonkman, Ph.D.
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Re: Sources of turbine data

Postby Omar.Kamel » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:55 am

Dear Jason,

Thanks for your reply. I will try to reach out to the project members.

Best,
Omar Kamel, M.Sc.
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