Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 949–959, 2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 949–959, 2021

Research article 23 Jun 2021

Research article | 23 Jun 2021

Optimal scheduling of the next preventive maintenance activity for a wind farm

Quanjiang Yu et al.

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Short summary
There are two ways to maintain a multi-component system: corrective maintenance, when a broken component is replaced with a new one, and preventive maintenance (PM), when some components are replaced in a planned manner before they break down. This article proposes a mathematical model for finding an optimal time to perform the next PM activity and selecting the components which should be replaced. The model is fast to solve, and it can be used as a key module in a maintenance scheduling app.