Integrated Condition Monitoring System for Wind Turbine Monitoring

Author: E. Gorritxategi, P. Etxaniz, J., J. Terradillos Date2014-05-18

Wind Energy association statistics says that changing from Preventive to Predictive maintenance, the reduction of maintenance costs is around 47%. 

Predictive maintenance tries to assess the condition of machines scheduling maintenance actions just when is really necessary.

This presentation shows an innovative Oil Condition Monitoring System where, by means of optical technology on-line information is extracted and measured from the lubricating oil. This new technological development measure the particle content, particle size and shape and classify wear particle depending on the root cause in order to detect problems within the machine. Additionally the degradation of the oil is measured in order to ensure the proper lubrication within the machine.

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