An approach to a maintenance plan for a turbine of hydroelectric power plant. Optimisation based in RCM and FMECA analysis

Francisco Javier Martinez-Monseco


The generation of electric energy is a continuous process of great strategic importance in the development of countries. The evolution in the last decades of different environmental control protocols at a global level has influenced the rise of renewable energies with low impact on the environment. These reasons make it important that this process has an effective maintenance management system that guarantees adequate reliability, availability and useful life of its assets. This article describes the implementation of the optimization of the traditional preventive maintenance that is carried out in regular temporary intervals with unavailability of the hydroelectric group, to be able to take advantage of the data base of operation of the group (failure modes, criticality, application of maintenance strategies to condition and maintenance 4.0, etc…).


Maintenance; reliability; power plants; industrial processes

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