THE FUTURE OF CONDITION MONITORING FOR WIND TURBINES

PURPOSE

PUSHING THE LIMITS OF WIND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Our purpose is to improve efficiency and increase profitability, adding value over the long-term, saving significant costs and increasing wind turbine operating life.

PARTNERS

Concept

The first solution that uses airborne emissions to assess the integrity of wind turbine drivetrains

Compact, reliable and non-intrusive, ACMWind is the first  condition monitoring system (CMS) to be launched on the market using an acoustic pressure sensor to detect faults in drivetrain components at an early stage, improving the efficiency of your assets.

The acoustic pressure sensor is capable of detecting the sound-borne emissions from the different components of the drivetrain including main bearing, gearbox and generator. Vibrations from all the rotating components within the nacelle are monitored through the airborne noise. The signal processing algorithm can differentiate the origin of the sound, and thus prescribe the defect to the faulty piece of machinery (gearbox, bearings and so on). The software automatically recognises the structural health signature of each monitored component from analysis of the frequency and time dependence of the acoustic responses. The complete system therefore provides continuous, non‐intrusive, health monitoring of the wind turbine drivetrain. The distinct, quantitative history of the structural integrity of the machine components will allow operators to estimate the time left until failure.

BENEFITS

  • 100% NON-INTRUSIVE!

    THE MICROPHONE SYSTEM IS A CONTACTLESS SOLUTION. THEREFORE THE INSTALLATION OF THE SYSTEM DOES NOT REVOKE THE INITIAL OEM WARRANTY OF THE DRIVE-TRAIN COMPONENTS

  • LOW-COST SOLUTION!

    THE SECRET BEHIND ACMWIND IS THE USE OF MICROPHONE WHICH IS INEXPENSIVE COMPARED WITH THE WIDESPREAD ACCELEROMETERS

  • RELIABLE FAULT DIAGNOSIS!

    ACMWIND IS HIGHLY RELIABLE SOLUTION DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE DOWN-TIME OF WIND TURBINES LEADING TO CONSIDERABLE SAVINGS

  • EASY INSTALLATION!

    ACMWIND IS EASIER TO INSTALL THAN ANY CMS AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET AS THE INSTALLATION REQUIRES FEWER COMPONENTS.