NEWS

03
Apr

Condition Monitoring Survey

We have prepared a Wind Energy Condition Monitoring survey in order to better define our product specifications according to our end-user needs.

Share with us your experience! Please click here . It will not take more than 5 minutes and your contribution will be highly valuable for ACMWind developments.

Participate!

27
Jan

The Future of Condition Monitoring Turbines

Wouldn´t it be good to know in advance if something is not going as should be with your wind turbine and repair it before it becomes serious and causes unplanned downtime?

With ACMWind you can get the most of your rotating machinery, listening to what it tells you! Our innovative system successfully installed in the north of Spain since September is currently being tested and will remain gathering data continuously until mid-2017. Based on acoustic principles, this condition monitoring system will be able to detect faults in the rotating machinery of wind turbines at an early stage.

At the moment, the acoustic data collected is being analysed to optimize the algorithms for fault detection at the earliest possible stage. Our next step is to develop Ad-hoc hardware and software with the specific requirements encountered.

We will keep you updated with the latest ACMWind news!

19
Oct

Prototype Successfully Installed

ACMWind team is delighted to inform that ACMWind prototype has been successfully installed in the north of Spain. The system currently under testing will remain installed in a 1.3 MW wind turbine at ‘Los Castrios’ wind farm, gathering data continuously until mid-2017.

This pioneer solution commits to be highly competitive in cost and performance compared to the existing systems on the market. Based on acoustic principles, this condition monitoring system for wind turbine rotating machinery will be able to early detect faults in the machinery by installing an array of microphones between the gearbox and generator as shown above.

We cannot tell you how proud and excited the ACMWind team is to continue working hard on this innovative solution that promises to revolutionize the wind energy market!

06
Oct

WindEurope Summit 2016 – Hamburg

WindEurope Summit 2016, the world’s largest wind energy event, took place last week in Hamburg, Germany. The largest wind turbine manufactures and wind farm operators were present including Gamesa, Vestas, Enercon, Siemens, General Electrics, Iberdrola, Acciona and Dong Energy among others. In total, more than 1,200 exhibitors demonstrated their innovations and solutions from across the entire value chain of the industry.

In parallel with the exhibition, the WindEurope Summit conference was held with strong emphasis on the challenge to recover from the recent drop of investment in the wind energy industry in the recent years in Europe in order to meet the European targets of CO2 emissions reduction for 2020 and 2030. The main players agreed that reducing levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and favourable policies from governments would be the main solutions to recover investors to this industry.

In addition, the latest technical challenges including the necessity to reduce the cost of energy storage solutions, life extension and de-icing solutions for cold climate installations among others were addressed during the conference. Off-shore energy was one of the key topics in most of the sessions. The necessity to reduce the capital and operation and maintenances (O&M) costs of this plants were remarked as the key solutions to increase the competitiveness of this energy source.

28
Sep

Life Extension Challenges and Solutions for Operating Wind Farms

Last week almost 200 people joined for the conference “Life extension challenges and solutions for operating wind farms” organized by AEE (Asociación Empresarial Eólica). The event took place in Madrid over two consecutive days, attracting the main sector players to discuss the status of the wind energy assets in the following years.

The wind sector in Spain faces the challenge of having 46% of the wind farms with more than 15 years by 2020 and 43% between 10 and 15 years. Given market constraints and lack of incentives for repowering, life extension has increasingly become an important solution for wind farm owners in Spain.

Such decision, as very emphasized there, should not be taken in the year 18th, but much earlier. It involves a precise diagnostic developed for each wind turbine individually, independently if few meters set apart one turbine to other. Monitoring alternatives to improve useful life and optimize performance and wind assets life extension certification were presented as well.

ACMWind team represented by our business developer had the pleasure to talk about our technology and ambitions as an innovative product to some participants who demonstrated great acceptance and interest. We are very proud of developing a product that will be highly competitive in cost and performance compared to the existing systems on the market!

06
May

ACMWind website

ACMWind website launched!