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Sensor technology for Wind Power

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Rotor blades of wind turbines are highly stressed and complex structures and made for high performance. Environmental conditions such as storms, rain, snow or lightning impacts influence the materials state and behavior. Minimal downtime for maintenance or in case of dangerous weather conditions are crucial considering the high cost of wind turbines and their purpose of converting the wind’s kinetic energy into electrical energy. 
When conditions and vibration behavior of a rotor blade is monitored, cost for irregular stops can be driven to a minimum. iNDTact's highly sensitive sensors and systems provide information about the state and condition of these high value structures to indicate all irregularities before it is too late.

Possible monitoring options:

  • Rotor blade cracks 
  • Rotor blade icing detection
  • Motor & gear condition
  • Bird strike detection