Wind power

A growing pressure for lowering carbon emissions resulted in a spectacular growth of the wind power industry in the recent years. In the year 2010 installed nameplate power of all the wind turbines in the world reached 197 GW, whereas in the years 2005-2010 the average yearly growth of new installations reached over 27%.

Wind farm operation faces several challenges, like the maintenance of wind turbine mechanical elements, such as bearings, gears and generators. These devices are susceptible to failures, which if they go undetected, can cause further significant damages and expose the owner to additional costs. On the other hand, preventive replacements of these elements are very costly and could undermine economic sense of the entire operation.

Recommended products and services for the wind power industry

VIBstudio - Advanced online condition monitoring system for wind turbines

VIBstudio is an advanced wind turbine condition monitoring system, which analyzes vibration signals from all the key mechanical components, like main bearing, gearbox and generator. The system uses the most advanced vibration diagnostics methods available, which ensures that symptoms of a damage will not go undetected, even in an early development phase. This gives time to plan the maintenance works with a minimal downtime.

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Remote condition monitoring of wind turbines

The VIBstudio system can work as a part of our remote condition monitoring service. In this solution data from multiple installations on wind turbines is collected in the central database of EC Systems Diagnostic Center. In the Center our vibration diagnostics specialists analyze the acquired data and warn against potential problems.

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