Our condition monitoring system for rotor blades is certified by DNV-GL
Munich, August 16, 2017 – In addition to our certified ice detection system, Rotor Ice Control, we now also have a certified condition monitoring system for wind turbines, Turbine Integrity Control. This means that damage to rotor blades of wind turbines can be detected at an early stage and thereby their financial impact on turbine operation can be minimizing.
Turbine Integrity Control monitors the structural condition of the rotor blades and can detect small damages at an early stage before serious damage and associated higher costs occur. In addition, necessary maintenance work and inspections can be better planned and the operational costs can also be reduced for offshore turbines.
Advantages of fiber optic measurement technology in wind turbines
A great advantage of our solutions lies in fiber optic measurement technology which makes Turbine Integrity Control immune to electromagnetic interference and damage caused by lightning strikes, in contrast to electrical systems.
Due to the high cycle durability of fiber-optic sensors, a very long service life of the system is achieved. Retrofit installation is possible in less than one day per turbine.
Certification of the Condition Monitoring System
The standard configuration consisting of a fiber-optic measuring device and fiber-optic acceleration sensors was installed on an 11 meter long rotor blade for the certification of the condition monitoring system. In the presence of a DNV-GL expert, several damages to the rotor blade were introduced which were immediately identified by the system.
Further information about our Condition Monitoring System and other systems for the optimization of wind turbines can be found on our product page.