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  • The development of condition monitoring strategies and techniques appropriate to mechanical structures. 

    Drummond, Gordon (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2004-11)
    DRUMMOND, G. R., WATSON, J. F. and TAYLOR, R. M., 2001. The non destructive evalution of wire ropes - utilizing acoustic emission techniques. In: Fleet maintenance symposium. San Diego.
     
    DRUMMOND, G. R., FRASER, K. F., LITTLE, J. L., WATSON, J. F. and CAMPBELL, P., 2002. Assessing the structural integrity of crane booms using acoustic emission. In: 25th European Conference on Acoustic Emission Testing. Prague.
     
    DRUMMOND, G. R., MILLS, C. J., WATSON, J. F. and WALTER, T., 2003. Using wide band acoustic emission to determine the condition of rolling element bearings. In: 57th meeting of MFPT Society: Impact of prognostics on organisational success. Virginia Beach.
     
    DRUMMOND, G. R., CAMPBELL, M. and WATSON, J. F., 2003. Talking structures. In: International Conference of Maintenance Societies. Perth, Australia.
     
    DRUMMOND, G. R., 2004. Assessing the structural performance of cranes. In: 9th North Sea Offshore Cranes Conference. Aberdeen.
     
    DRUMMOND, G. R. and WATSON, J. F., 2004. An investigation into the comparison of maintenance strategies past, present and future by enhancing periodic proof testing with acoustic emission to generate reliable through life structural integrity assurance. In: 26th European Conference on Acoustic Emission Testing. Berlin.
     
    Recent legislation, LOLER, removed the compulsion of periodical proof testing of lifting equipment to ascertain its "fitness for purpose". It has become the responsibility of a competent person to assess equipment's ...
  • Maintenance optimisation for wind turbines. 

    Andrawus, Jesse A. (The Robert Gordon University The Robert Gordon University, School of Engineering, 2008-04)
    ANDRAWUS, J., WATSON, J. and KISHK, M. 2006. Asset management processes in the wind energy industry. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Joint International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE 2006), 21-23 November 2006. Bangkok, Thailand. pp. 269-274
     
    ANDRAWUS, J., WATSON, J., KISHK, M. and ADAM, A. 2006. Determining an appropriate condition-based maintenance strategy for wind turbines. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Joint International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE 2006). 21-23 November 2006. Bangkok, Thailand. pp. 275-280
     
    ANDRAWUS, J., WATSON, J., KISHK, M. and ADAM, A., 2006. The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. International Journal of Wind Engineering, 30 (6), pp. 471-486
     
    ANDRAWUS, J., WATSON, J. and KISHK, M., 2007. Wind turbine maintenance optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation. International Journal of Wind Engineering, 31 (2), pp. 101-110
     
    ANDRAWUS, J., WATSON, J. and KISHK, M. 2007. Maintenance optimisation of wind turbines : lessons for the built environment. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ARCOM Conference. 3-5 September 2007. Belfast. pp. 893-902
     
    ANDRAWUS, J., WATSON, J. and KISHK, M., 2007. Modelling system failures to optimise wind turbine maintenance. International Journal of Wind Engineering, 31 (6), pp. 503-522
     
    Wind is becoming an increasingly important source of energy for countries that ratify to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and mitigate the effects of global warming. Investments in wind farms are affected by ...
  • The monitoring of induction motor starting transients with a view to early fault detection. 

    Elder, Stewart (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 1992-03)
    ELDER, S., WATSON, J. F. and THOMSON, W. T., 1989. Fault detection in induction motors as a result of transient analysis. 4th IEE International Conference on Electrical Machines. London. pp. 182-184
     
    ELDER, S., WATSON, J. F. and THOMSON, W. T., 1989. The monitoring and analysis of transient currents for the purpose of fault detection in induction motors.. 24th Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC). Belfast.
     
    ELDER, S., WATSON, J. F. and THOMSON, W. T., 1990. The analysis of transient currents in induction motors for the purpose of detecting motor faults.
     
    The aim of this work is to investigate the possibility of detecting faults in a 3 phase Induction motor by monitoring and analysing the transient line current waveform during the starting period. This is a particularly ...
  • On-line measurement of partial discharges in high voltage rotating machines. 

    Joshi, Abhijit R. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2011-09)
    The on-line condition monitoring of rotating machines is given paramount importance, particularly in Oils and Gas industries where the financial implications of machine shutdown is very high. This project work was directed ...
  • Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. 

    Andrawus, Jesse A.; Watson, John; Kishk, Mohammed; Gordon, Heather (Multi-Science Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/030952408786411921, 2008-10)
    ANDRAWUS, J. A., WATSON, J., KISHK, M. and GORDON, H., 2008. Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. Wind Engineering, 32 (5), pp. 477-490.
    The choice of correct inspection intervals poses a serious challenge to industries that utilise physical assets. Too short an interval increases operational cost and waste production time while too long an interval increases ...
  • The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. 

    Andrawus, Jesse A.; Watson, John; Kishk, Mohammed; Adam, Allan (Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/030952406779994141, 2006-12)
    ANDRAWUS, J. A. et al., 2006. The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. Wind Engineering, 30 (6), pp. 471-486
    Common maintenance strategies applied to wind turbines include ‘Time-Based’ which involves carrying out maintenance tasks at predetermined regular-intervals and ‘Failure- Based’ which entails using a wind turbine until ...
  • Wind Turbine Maintenance Optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation 

    Andrawus, Jesse A.; Watson, John; Kishk, Mohammed (Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/030952407781494467, 2007-03)
    ANDRAWUS, J. A., WATSON, J. and KISHK, M., 2007. Wind turbine maintenance optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation. Wind Engineering, 31 (2), pp. 101-110
    Maintenance optimisation is a crucial issue for industries that utilise physical assets due to its impact on costs, risks and performance. Current quantitative maintenance optimisation techniques include Modelling System ...