ROMEO project has provided efficient and reliable condition-based maintenance and monitoring systems (CMS) as well as decision support systems by early fault detection, diagnosis and prognosis models of components failures.
The level of a CMS approach adopted for a project is dictated by the level of precision required, the appetite for risk mitigation and subsequently the resulting costs, which is driven by two aspects: 1) the monitoring campaign and the extent that an operator wishes to install sensors on the offshore structure and plan maintenance, 2) is the class of inspection service on the monitoring data and the expertise applied.
Low-cost monitoring can be achieved through the ROMEO findings, covering risk-based approaches, risk strategy and monitoring objectives, the requirements for low-cost maintenance, modelling and analysis, and visualisation of O&M digital enabled asset management approaches.
The need of offshore wind related organisations of information that is timely, clearly presented, and which support effective decision making to drive better performance can be satisfied through dashboards that integrate performance management and business intelligence to provide a powerful new way to communicate strategy within an organisation and monitor and analyse organizational activity.
Decisions related to the development of monitoring strategies should consider a cost assessments, accounting for all service life costs and potential benefits in a comparison with a traditional inspection-based approach.
It is expected that further research and demonstration will enable further adoption from operators in future wind farms, which, considering the more complex nature (i.e., in floating wind farms), will bring additional benefits towards an effective and profitable operation.
More detailed information can be found in Deliverables D4.6 and D7.7.