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Fraunhofer puts bench to test

Enercon in partnership investigating validation of testing methods

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Fraunhofer IWES has teamed up with turbine manufacturer Enercon for the second phase of its CertBench project.

The partners are planning a series of tests involving measuring the electrical properties of turbines on system test benches.

The nacelle of an Enercon 3MW turbine will go under scrutiny using real-time models and control algorithms on the test bench.

The test methods can be validated by comparing the results with the field data.

As part of the project, the alliance partners aim to prove that typical network faults such as under/over-voltage ride through-events can be reproduced just as realistically on a system test bench as in the field.

Image: test set-up (Enercon)

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