Rotor blade monitoring Modular condition monitoring for optimized system operation
Wind turbine generators have evolved greatly in recent years. A machine has now become a highly complex power station. Ever-larger wind turbine generators with ever-longer rotor blades require much more complex monitoring and closed-loop control. The rotor blades in particular are exposed to high loads. They have a high potential for wear and damage. Constant monitoring ensures that damage is repaired at an early stage. Expensive repairs and long downtimes are thus avoided.
When dealing with increasingly large rotor diameters, condition monitoring at the rotor blade is a sensitive task. By using the right type of monitoring, system efficiency is increased and important safety functions are implemented to prevent damage to the wind turbine generator.
Blade Intelligence Condition monitoring with innovative measuring technology
With our Blade Intelligence blade monitoring solution, you always have the status of your rotor blades in view and can respond quickly to any events. Blade Intelligence consists of the combination of ice detection, load monitoring, lightning current measurement, and structure monitoring. Our solution is available in several versions. It can also be retrofitted and integrated reliably into existing plants.
Modular system configuration
The modular design of the Blade Intelligence solution allows individual solutions to be combined as needed, based on the requirements. Sensors developed specially for installation on the rotor blade provide all of the data necessary for processing in a shared evaluation unit. Extensions with additional sensor technology are always possible. New technologies and wireless sensors enable long-term and efficient maintenance management, while also allowing efficient retrofitting of existing turbines.
All data at a glance with Smart Services – powered by Proficloud.io
The Time Series Data Service, one of the Smart Services on the Proficloud.io IIoT platform, offers cloud-based monitoring for wind turbine generators.
Monitor the ice thickness on rotor blades at low temperatures, for example. You can be notified directly when a critical level is reached by an integrated warning. Other options include the display of lightning strikes and the resulting peak load, as well as the bending moments of the individual rotor blades.