Condition monitoring with modular service offerings

With Brüel & Kjær Vibro you will find the flexibility you need. Focused on you, our client, we adapt our service to your requirements.

1. Hosted Brüel & Kjær Vibro Turnkey Solution

If machine monitoring is not one of your core business functions, you can still benefit from complete monitoring coverage as an external turnkey solution. Our comprehensive service includes all monitoring and diagnostic functions as well as the operation and maintenance of the monitoring hardware, software and servers. We simply deliver maintenance recommendations to your service group with ample lead-time.

2.  Customer-owned solution
With a well functioning condition monitoring and IT group, it will be possible for you to operate and maintain your entire monitoring system and database server on your own, completely independently of Brüel & Kjær Vibro. Our Vibro Suite system allows your vibration specialists to take care of all monitoring and diagnostic functions without outside assistance. No services are needed from Brüel & Kjær Vibro in this situation.

3.  Customer-owned solution with Brüel & Kjær Vibro Services
Maybe you have the means to operate and maintain the monitoring system and database server, but are lacking the diagnostic expertise to make accurate service calls. We can provide services to help you here!

CMS User Homepage

As an authorized user, you get an overview of the condition of the wind turbines in the park via an Internet browser. All wind turbine alarm, vibration and process data can be accessed from the website in order to get an overall status on the condition of the wind turbines as well as viewing detailed alarm information at specific measurement points in a given wind turbine. This homepage function provides transparent access to the condition of the turbines and the diagnostic expertise used.

WTG Analyzer

This diagnostic program allows you to view vibration and process data in the Brüel & Kjær Vibro Surveillance Centre database server at every measurement point for each wind turbine in your wind turbine parks. It also allows you to download high-resolution time waveforms so you can do your own post-processing diagnosis and analysis.

Dedicated retrofit solution - "CMSaaS"

We now also offer a Condition Monitoring Solution as a Service (CMSaaS) - a complete retrofit condition monitoring solution for wind turbines without the financial burden of upfront capital investment. Read more in our press release or contact us for more information.

Surveillance Centre

The Brüel & Kjær Vibro surveillance centre consists of a team of ISO 18436 certified diagnostic specialists dedicated to monitoring wind turbines. In addition to facilitating and optimising the diagnosis of incipient faults, the centre establishes clear procedures for integrating the information and workflow between the surveillance centre and the operator service departments. Data from all the wind turbines is sent by the data acquisition units in the nacelle of each turbine to the central data acquisition server and database. An advanced alarm management system in the server compares the data to pre-defined limits, intelligently reduces the flood of alarms that normally occurs because of wind gusting, cross-signal transmission, etc. to prioritise and then issue qualified alarms.

In the event of alarm data, time signals are downloaded from the respective wind turbine for post-processing and analysis. The Brüel & Kjær Vibro Surveillance Centre then issues alarm reports to the customer’s service department. When wind turbine components are serviced, feedback is given to the Surveillance Centre so diagnostic techniques, severity assessment and lead-time evaluations can be evaluated and further fine-tuned.

The Surveillance Centre also takes care of the monitoring hardware in the wind turbines.

Reporting

The Brüel & Kjær Vibro reports are well respected within the industry due to their accuracy, brevity, and the manner in which complex information from the condition monitoring system is synthesized into easy-to-understand and actionable information.

Diagnosis of detected potential failures are summarized in the Alarm Report which contains:

  • a description of what has been observed
  • an interpretation of the observation and
  • an assessment of the related maintenance needs.