Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring
The wind energy industry faces a constant state of evolution because of challenges such as the pressure to be competitive with other types of energy production and the growing need to reduce operating and maintenance costs. Condition monitoring offers you a way to reduce the cost of ownership for these critical machines by predicting failures before they occur, which helps you effectively schedule proper maintenance.
Vibration monitoring is one of the most important aspects of wind turbine monitoring because it helps to determine the condition of the equipment. A wind turbine consists of a turbine rotor, stator, bearings, gearbox, and generator which all need the corresponding sophisticated signal processing and analysis. PTP V400 protection and condition monitoring system has been developed for wind turbines and will be described in the following.
Online data measurement & record
- Vibration trend monitoring
- Detection of spectrum abnormalities
- Establishing base-line operating norms
- Management of alarms and communicating to plant supervisory
- Delivery of scheduled performance reports
Vibration monitoring is one of the most important aspects of wind turbine monitoring because it helps to determine the condition of the equipment. A wind turbine consists of a turbine rotor, stator, bearings, gearbox, and generator. Vibration sensors are usually placed to read data in the axial and radial directions. Depending on the applicable frequency range, you can use either position sensors (low range), velocity sensors (mid-range), or accelerometers (high range) for this measurement. These vibration sensors are rigidly mounted to the component of interest and transmit an analog signal proportional to the instantaneous local motion. VA2000 with high sampling rate, high dynamic range, and anti-aliasing filters is ideal for this type of measurement.