Condition Monitoring of Wind Turbines' Critical Components
Wind turbines are often subject to extreme mechanical stress. Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS) help ensure the stability, long service life, and optimal design of your wind turbine components (rotor blades, drivetrains, inverters…). Thus, it prevents complete failures, which are expensive, and allows significant savings.
Gearbox-failure represents a big part of wind turbines' downtime; therefore, gaining reliability is key. Efficiency is also important in the drivetrain; hence, measurements can be used as a tool to increase both. Using monitoring, it's possible to keep track of the component's condition and detect potential breakdowns in time, thus preventing damage and most probably increasing the components' operational lifetime.
HBM has available Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS) by putting together precision sensors and instruments for testing and monitoring wind generator components. Depending on the country, on-site installation support is also provided by a certified team of skilled Project Engineers. Additionally, Brüel & Kjaer Vibro, HBM's affiliate, offers permanent and reliable condition monitoring solutions for wind turbines.