Tag: #WindFarm

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!

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!