Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Analyzer Satellite configuration for Wind Turbines predictive maintenance

France: OROS chosen by La Compagnie du vent, GDF SUEZ Group, a reference in renewable energy

With more and more wind farms installations, the challenge for operators is the maintenance of the machines. Corrective or scheduled maintenance are widely implemented in this industry. This method works but is not optimized.
OROS took part to a project to install a system on a wind turbine's machine train for the predictive maintenance. Vibration behavior of several elements has been followed: rotor, slow shaft, gearbox, speed shaft and generator.
For the wind turbines operator La Compagnie du vent, several objectives were involved:
  • Improving the maintenance planning (operations organization and spare parts supply)
  • Increasing the wind turbine life time
  • Improving the Return Of Investment (ROI)
OROS Satellite systems have been installed in the wind turbines for more than 2 years. The continuous feedback acquired during this time helped optimize the system configuration for a best machine train health follows up. For more information, read the full application note (requires first to be logged in myOROS).

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