New twist on turbine monitoring
GL Renewables Certification launches updated guidelines at AWEA Windpower 2013
GL Renewables Certification has unveiled new guidelines for the development, installation and operation of turbine condition monitoring systems at AWEA Windpower 2013.
"Condition monitoring systems can help eliminate areas of concern and save thousands of euros of offline costs," said GL RC managing director Andreas Schroeter.
"Currently almost all condition monitoring systems are operating independently from the control system and almost exclusively the drive train is monitored," said the German consultancy's Dr Karl Steingroever.
"Future condition monitoring systems will be partly or fully integrated into the control system and include the monitoring of the entire wind turbine. In this context the definition of interfaces between the systems is playing a major role."
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