Wind Turbine Blade Condition Monitoring with BladeSave

The joint efforts of the BladeSave Consortium, formed by Renewable Advice Ltd, TWI, Emergya Wind Technologies B.V., Halliburton and ASSIST Software have resulted in what proves to be a successful project. Using a combination of the partners’ expertise in structural health monitoring (SHM), fibre optic sensing technology, and management software incorporating risk based blade data analysis,…

June 19, 2020

Why Acoustic Emission Structural Health Monitoring is the Future

Renewable Advice Ltd has been working in the field of blade inspection and repair since 2008. We have seen, first hand, the scale of damages and destruction that can result from the lack of regular inspection and subsequent maintenance of wind turbine blades.  The challenge is normally one of budgets. A blade maintenance budget is…

December 16, 2019

BLADESAVE System Installation on Real Wind Turbine

The installation of the BLADESAVE System took place at EWT wind turbine in the Netherlands. Strain patches, accelerometers and AE sensors were installed in various location inside the blades. AE sensors were installed in LE, TE and blade shell locations. There were 6 AE sensors and 4 Strain sensors in each blade and one blade…

January 31, 2019
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