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Alarms-related wind turbine fault detection based on Kernel support vector machines

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Publication date27/09/2018
Number of pages7
<mark>Original language</mark>English
Event7th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation - DTU, Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 27/09/201828/09/2018


Conference7th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation
Abbreviated titleRPG 2018


Wind power is playing an increasingly significant role in our daily life. However, wind farms are usually far away from cities especially for offshore wind farms, which brought inconvenience for maintenance activities. Two conventional maintenance strategies, namely corrective maintenance and
preventive maintenance, cannot provide a condition-based maintenance to identify potential anomalies and predicts turbines’ future operation trend. In this paper, a model based data-driven condition monitoring method is proposed for fault detection of the wind turbines with SCADA data acquired from an operational wind farm. Due to the nature of the alarm signals, the alarm data can be used as an intermedium to link
the normal data and fault data. First, KPCA is employed to select principal components to retain the dominant information from original dataset in order to reduce the computation load for further modelling. Then the selected principal components are processed for normal-abnormal condition classification to extract those abnormal condition data that are classified further into false alarms and true alarms related to the faults. This two stage classification approach is implemented based on the KSVM algorithm. The results demonstrate that the two-stage fault detection method can identify the normal, alarm and fault conditions of the wind turbines accurately and effectively.