Optimal utilization of hydropower asset lifetime by monitoring of technical condition and risk
MonitorX was an Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector (Innovasjonsprosjekt i næringslivet – IPN) organized by Energy Norway, in cooperation with Energiforsk, and supported by the Research Council of Norway (no 245317).
The project period was from July 2015 to June 2019 (4 years) and the budget was 17.2 mill. NOK (incl. in-kind contribution from project partners).
MonitorX had three R&D partners and a large number of industry partners representing Norwegian and Swedish hydropower companies and hydropower equipment producers and service providers. An overview of the partners is provided at MonitorX – Partners.
The MonitorX aims
MonitorX developed models, algorithms and corresponding software prototypes for optimal lifetime utilization of hydropower components based on monitoring of technical condition and risk. Here, optimal lifetime utilization means to perform maintenance and component replacements when required, i.e. not too late, but not too early either. To reach the aim of optimal lifetime utilization, methods, models and algorithms for condition monitoring and early warning of faults are necessary.
MonitorX final seminar "Digitalisering i vattenkraften"
MonitorX organized 9 May 2019 a final seminar with over 80 participants.