Avoiding unplanned downtime & component failure through predictive condition monitoring
Be prepared for ever-changing conditions
The nature of operating wind farms means your turbines are at the mercy of the wind, which can cause high levels of stress on your turbines and result in early failure of key drivetrain components. A system-wide condition monitoring program is the key to turning unplanned downtime into scheduled maintenance while saving you in unscheduled maintenance and repair costs.
Key benefits of a preventative O&M strategy
Proactive monitoring of turbine components identifies component damage or wear before failure occurs, thus avoiding down-tower component replacements while reducing costs associated with replacement parts and the use of cranes.
Run-to-failure versus condition monitoring
Through proactive condition monitoring, you can de-escalate maintenance and repair costs. Versus run-to-failure, you can realize savings up to 95% for gearboxes and 93% for bearings when you deploy a system-wide condition monitoring program from Bently Nevada.
Thanks to early detection, increased availability, reduced crane use, and improved reliability, Bently Nevada wind customers have reported annual savings of $4000 to $6000 per turbine. By leveraging insights from our condition monitoring technology and services, turbine operators can reduce overall maintenance costs by 15% and save as much as 90% per instance through the avoidance of major component exchanges.
How comprehensive condition monitoring systems improve viability of wind turbine operations
Condition monitoring systems–when done right—are transforming the future of wind power and our world by increasing the viability of wind as a clean, green energy alternative. Our goal is to catalyze knowledge sharing so we can journey together toward a stronger future.
Effective condition monitoring begins with the right sensors and data acquisition hardware and ends with the right analytics, visualization software, and vibration analyst expertise. Integration of these components creates a comprehensive condition monitoring solution.Understanding and optimizing wind operations is good for our collective future.
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