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Investigation of positioning of FBG sensors for smart monitoring of oil and gas subsea structures. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
JOHNY, J., PRABHU, R., FUNG, W.K. and WATSON, J. 2016. Investigation of positioning of FBG sensors for smart monitoring of oil and gas subsea structures. In Proceedings of the 2016 Marine Technology Society/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MTS/IEEE) OCEANS conference: our future is with oceans, 10-13 April 2016, Shanghai, China. Piscataway: IEEE [online], paper ID 7485662. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSAP.2016.7485662

Condition monitoring of offshore structures is an indispensable task in the oil and gas industry. Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) is the key technology used down-hole in order to sense different physical parameters such as strain, vibration, etc. This pape... Read More about Investigation of positioning of FBG sensors for smart monitoring of oil and gas subsea structures..

On-line measurement of partial discharges in high voltage rotating machines. (2011)
Thesis
JOSHI, A.R. 2011. On-line measurement of partial discharges in high voltage rotating machines. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

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 towards the on-line conditi... Read More about On-line measurement of partial discharges in high voltage rotating machines..

Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. (2008)
Journal Article
ANDRAWUS, J.A., WATSON, J., KISHK, M. and GORDON, H. 2008. Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. Wind engineering [online], 32(5), pages 477-490. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/030952408786411921

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 likelihood of unexpec... Read More about Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals..

Wind turbine maintenance optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation. (2007)
Journal Article
ANDRAWUS, J.A., WATSON, J. and KISHK, M. 2007. Wind turbine maintenance optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation. Wind engineering [online], 31(2), pages 101-110. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/030952407781494467

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 Failures MSF (using monte-car... Read More about Wind turbine maintenance optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation..

The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. (2006)
Journal Article
ANDRAWUS, J.A., WATSON, J., KISHK, M. and ADAM, A. 2006. The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. Wind engineering [online], 30(6), pages 471-486. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/030952406779994141

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 it fails. However, the consequence o... Read More about The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines..

The development of condition monitoring strategies and techniques appropriate to mechanical structures. (2004)
Thesis
DRUMMOND, G. 2004. The development of condition monitoring strategies and techniques appropriate to mechanical structures. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

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 fitness for purpose and ability fo... Read More about The development of condition monitoring strategies and techniques appropriate to mechanical structures..

The monitoring of induction motor starting transients with a view to early fault detection. (1992)
Thesis
ELDER, S. 1992. The monitoring of induction motor starting transients with a view to early fault detection. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

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 onerous time for the machine an... Read More about The monitoring of induction motor starting transients with a view to early fault detection..