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Rashi Bates: 2013 Sandia National Laboratoies Wind Plant Reliability Workshop

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Rashi Bates: 2013 Sandia National Laboratoies Wind Plant Reliability Workshop

  1. 1. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy RELIABILITY PROGRAM “It’s More Than Just Tools” Rashi Bates GM – Wind Operations Shell WindEnergy 1August 2013
  2. 2. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy Rock River, WY 50MW Cabazon Pass, CA 41MW Whitewater Hill, CA 61.5MW Brazos, TX 160MW Photo sourced from Planetware Top of Iowa 80MW Colorado Green 162MW Mount Storm, WV 264MW White Deer, TX 80MW U.S. WIND PROJECTS  Involved in 8 wind projects in the U.S. that are co-owned 50/50  722 wind turbines  Total capacity – 900 MW 28/28/2013
  3. 3. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy NoordzeeWind Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands 108 MW Harburg Hamburg, Germany 3.6MW EUROPE WIND PROJECTS  Involved in 2 wind projects in Europe  38 wind turbines  Total capacity – 111 MW 38/28/2013
  4. 4. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy RELIABILITY PROGRAM – THE BASICS  Maintenance  Preventative  Proactive  Quality Assurance  CMMS  RCM  Data Mining and Analytics  SCADA  Historian (high frequency data)  Condition Monitoring  Engineering and Remote Monitoring August 2013 4
  5. 5. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy DATA COLLECTION AND MANAGEMENT  Multiple Sources  Electronic (SCADA, Historian)  Paper (Service Reports, Failure Reports)  Third Party (Condition Monitoring, Weather)  Varying Frequencies, Quality and Delivery Methods  Validate and Archive 58/28/2013 Houston Datacenter OfficeUserLocalUser Substation Reporting Farm Equip. Wind Site Met. Towers Grid Equipment GH Server, OPC PIInterface PIServer OPC-DA Local Historian Central Data Center Central Historian Client WTG PI to PI link over IP Analytics Server ( AF) CMMS, SHARP Wind Site Office SCADA Client OPServer (CMMS, SHARP, PI AF)
  6. 6. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy CONVERTING DATA INTO INFORMATION 68/28/2013  User Displays/ Interfaces  Reduction in reporting requirements  Standardization of data delivery
  7. 7. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy CONVERTING DATA INTO INFORMATION 78/28/2013
  8. 8. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy CONVERTING DATA INTO INFORMATION 88/28/2013  Remote Support  SCADA Server Monitoring  Bandwidth Management
  9. 9. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy CONVERTING DATA INTO INFORMATION 98/28/2013  Site Specific Weather Systems  Efficient Maintenance Scheduling  Automated Weather Alerts
  10. 10. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy CONVERTING DATA INTO INFORMATION 108/28/2013  Reliability Management  Reactive: Trending, Analysis, Troubleshooting  Proactive: Failure predictors, Reliability Centered Maintenance
  11. 11. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy CONVERTING DATA INTO INFORMATION 118/28/2013
  12. 12. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy “FIT FOR PURPOSE”  Who uses these tools and how?  Site  Owner Management  Contractor Management  Technicians  Head Office Support  Reliability  Asset Management  SCADA/IT  Engineering Support  Finance  Contracts and Procurement  Joint Venture August 2013 12
  13. 13. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy SITE MANAGER – IDEAL SCHEDULE  6 AM – Check Emails / Review Turbine Status  7 AM – Morning Safety /Plan of the Day  7:30 AM – Permitting / Weekly Reporting  8 AM – Regulatory Reporting / BOP Scheduling  9 AM – Use tools to analyze raw data  10 AM – Meet with Operator to review scheduled maintenance and feedback information about issues with turbines identified in tools  11 AM – Performance Reporting  12 PM – LUNCH  1 – 3 PM – Perform QA inspection on turbine -OR- BOP Inspections  3 PM – Complete Inspection Report  3:30 PM – Check Emails / Close out day with crews August 2013 13
  14. 14. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy TYPICAL TOOL - EXAMPLE August 2013 14 Site Manager creates report and sends to Operator Site Manager imports raw data into Tool Site Manager runs tool locally at site Site Manager reviews trends and abnormalities Raw Data Condition Monitoring Historian SCADA
  15. 15. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy SITE MANAGER – ACTUAL SCHEDULE August 2013 15  6 AM – Check Emails / Review Turbine Status & Weather  7 AM – Morning Safety / Plan of the Day / Orientations  7:30 AM – Regulatory Reporting / BOP Scheduling  8 AM – Permitting / Weekly Reporting / QA & BOP Inspections  9 AM – Meetings with Operator Management  9:30 AM – Check Emails / Accounting / Expense Reports  10 AM – Meetings with Head Office / Training  11 AM – Safety walks / Safety Meetings  12 PM – LUNCH  1 PM – Review Operator Reports / Data Entry / Vendors  2 PM – Performance Reporting (Data Editing)  4 PM – Check Emails / Close out day with crews
  16. 16. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy ACTUAL TOOL - EXAMPLE August 2013 16 Site Manager reviews reports and uses relevant information in discussions with Operator Tool Automatically Loads Data from Central Server Data Analyst uses tool from head office - Tool has preset data filters and parameters Data Analyst easily produces simple report and sends unsolicited to Site Manager, Asset Manager, Reliability Centralized Historical Server Condition Monitoring Historian SCADA
  17. 17. Copyright of Shell WindEnergy Q & A August 2013 17

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