CMSWINDProject reference: 286854
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Advanced condition monitoring system for the assessment of wind turbines rotating parts
Current wind turbine condition monitoring methodologies can be time-consuming and a costly process and fail to achieve the reliability and operational efficiency required by the industry. For these reasons existing vibration-based Condition Monitoring System (CMS) usually fail to detect defects until they become critical.
This project will show the applicability of the CMS enabling the prompt detection of defects. The proposal idea is to use this experience to deploy an existing system that:
o Allows an early detection and identification of any developing defects on several components of the wind turbine such as blade cracking, slip-ring corrosion and shaft/bearing misalignment, thus helping to optimise the maintenance schedule.
o Combine the use of several sensors in order to evaluate the overall operational condition of the turbine’s generator, gearbox bearings, main shaft and blades.
o Use wireless sensor for rotating components monitoring using high performance powering and energy harvesting technologies.
o Fuse and analyse the data obtained through the different sensors using a single SCADA system.
Broadband radio transmission systems were developed to transmit the data from fixed or rotating frames to the ground without losing any signal resolution. The results indicate the feasibility of collecting AE signals from the rotating frame with acceptable level of noise in low to moderate wind speeds. Also other developments were executed in order to verify whether or not the noise level increases appreciably with wind speed and whether such signals can be filtered out.
Application of CMSWind system:
• The Gearbox (including Main bearing, Yaw System, The hub)
• The Generator
• The Bolting
One of the aims of this project is to develop new standards and procedures for applying offshore instrumentation and therefore providing generic developments and information of use to the whole Wind Energy and NDT industry.
EU contribution: EUR 88 855
GRANTA PARK GREAT ABINGTON
CB21 6AL CAMBRIDGE
EU contribution: EUR 465 173
EU contribution: EUR 53 255
RUE DE LA PAIX 3
EU contribution: EUR 37 211
AVENIDA DE LOS CASTROS CDTUC MODULO
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EU contribution: EUR 48 141
ST MARYS PARSONAGE ALBERTON HOUSE 30
M3 2WJ MANCHESTER
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EU contribution: EUR 250 700
EU contribution: EUR 63 455
UB8 3PH UXBRIDGE
EU contribution: EUR 50 575
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EU contribution: EUR 45 125
IOANNOY METAXA 59
19400 KOROPI ATTIKIS
EU contribution: EUR 478 427
CALLE JOSE LAZARO GALDIANO 4 5 PLANTA
EU contribution: EUR 288 986
SOKAK 1271 EHLIBEYT MAHALLESI 15
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