Integrating Parabolic Trough Solar Fields Into Computerized Maintenance Management Systems




Field Status Program, Computerized Maintenance Management System, CMMS, Corrective Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Concentrating Solar Power, CSP


Computerized maintenance management systems for power plants are not well suited for application in solar fields. They work well for tracking maintenance requirements on the hundreds or even thousands of pieces of equipment in conventional power plants, but they do not work as well tracking the maintenance requirements on hundreds of thousands of identical pieces of equipment found in a solar field. A database application, known as a field status program, is being developed for tracking the maintenance and status of collectors and components in parabolic trough solar fields as a complement to the computerized maintenance management system. This system, patterned after a similar system developed by the KJC Operating Company in the 1990s, provides a valuable tool for the O&M of parabolic trough solar fields. This paper describes the development and application of the tool and the new expanded capabilities that are being added to further enhance the O&M of solar fields.


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Price, H., Sommers, R., Imponenti, L., Boyle, K., & Díaz Callejero, M. (2024). Integrating Parabolic Trough Solar Fields Into Computerized Maintenance Management Systems. SolarPACES Conference Proceedings, 1.

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Operations, Maintenance, and Component Reliability

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