EXPERT CONDITION MONITORING OF WIND TURBINES
Benefits of Condition Monitoring for wind turbines
Driven by value added to assets, not alarms
No. of WTG monitoring systems hits 30k mark – Maintenance expenses can reach up to 20-25% of the total levelized cost per kWh produced over the lifetime of the wind turbine.1 This large expense is heavily influenced by the reliability and quality of operation and maintenance decisions that have to be made for these machines.
If you do not know the condition of your wind turbines, how can you avoid expensive failures and cost-effectively plan maintenance ahead of time?
Condition based maintenance utilizing an effective monitoring solution is the answer. However, such a solution has to provide more than simple data and monitoring alarms. It has to deliver quick and reliable information for service crews to act on.
Passionate about maximizing wind energy
As pioneers in monitoring wind turbines and with over 60 years of condition monitoring experience, we have developed a sound understanding and expertise of detecting and analyzing faults early on. It is not just the experience of having seen many different faults on all types of wind turbines.
We also have many years of close collaboration with owners, operators, service providers and manufacturers that has resulted in what we call the next generation wind turbine condition monitoring solution. This includes the holistic approach for monitoring wind turbines, where we utilize various monitoring techniques, not just vibration, on major wind turbine components, not just the drive train.
We are independent of machine manufacturers, monitoring many different types of wind turbine generators. Our ground-breaking systems for remote monitoring are now in use in thousands of wind power facilities.
Fully flexible service packages
You want us to do the commissioning, installation and monitoring for you? We are happy to provide a turnkey solution and host your data.
You prefer to do it all by yourself? No problem at all. We will supply the hardware and software to you and assist as needed in setting the system up.
Even a combination of both is possible. We make sure to find the solution that best fits your needs!
More than the standard: Our diagnostic services
We provide a system that fulfils the monitoring and diagnostic requirements of the most demanding users, but we also provide this expertise as a service. A team of GL and ISO 18436 certified experts in our four surveillance and diagnostic centers monitors thousands of turbines all over the globe. As CATII-CATIV experts, they look at every detail when it comes to turbine health, detecting developing faults, determining its severity and predicting lead-time to maintenance: From optimal sensor positioning to the delivery of high-quality advice. We provide support should an emergency case arise or in-turbine personnel be needed.
Why B&K Vibro?
- Hotline support/global support
- 10+ years of experience in monitoring thousands of units
- Proven track record of savings by up-tower repairs, crane cost savings, insurance cost savings and many more
- Detailed advice in a concise format
- Complex fault recognition
- Complete service packages : training, system maintenance, upgrading, monitoring, diagnostics
- Data hosting
- Full data transparency
- IoT connectivity with cyber-security
- Try our Condition Monitoring Benefits Calculator
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