Yet another important milestone has been met in Brüel & Kjær Vibro’s extensive wind turbine monitoring solution business: We have reached the incredible level of 10,000 condition monitoring units sold to our global customers. It was only 12 years ago that Brüel & Kjær Vibro, a pioneer in monitoring the drive train of wind turbines, developed one of the first dedicated wind turbine monitoring systems in the world. The unique monitoring concept of specifically dedicated equipment, software and diagnostic service was developed in close cooperation with customers and their service teams, and continues to evolve over the years. “Thousands of alarm reports with actionable recommendations, provided by our diagnostic experts, have already prevented catastrophic failures and unnecessary downtime of wind turbines all over the world” says Torben Ekvall, CEO at Brüel & Kjær Vibro.
Out of these 10,000 wind turbines, many different types of wind turbines and wind parks are currently being monitored world-wide. We currently serve two primary groups of users:
- Wind turbine OEMs - They typically offer end-users complete monitoring coverage with the Brüel & Kjær Vibro remote monitoring and diagnostic services during the initial warranty period or an extended service period (LTSA).
- Owner/Operators – They select either complete monitoring coverage with the Brüel & Kjær Vibro remote monitoring and diagnostic services or alternatively opt for the Brüel & Kjær Vibro stand-alone VibroSuite condition supervisory solution with or without services. In either case, the monitoring system equipment and software is the same. Even the diagnostic engineers at the Surveillance and Diagnostic Service Centres in Denmark, China and the USA use VibroSuite to monitor faults, evaluate alarms and issue actionable reports, thereby maximizing lead-time to maintenance for customers and offering a strategic tool to streamline wind farm operation & maintenance best practices.
Brüel & Kjær Vibro also offers “CMS as a Service” – A complete retrofit Condition Monitoring Solution (CMS) for wind turbines without the financial burden of upfront capital investment. For more information about our wind turbine monitoring solutions, please go to www.bkvibro.com.