Extending the Lifecycle of Wind Turbines with BladeSave

A good quality, modern wind turbine will generally last for 20 years, although this can be extended to 25 years or longer depending on environmental factors and the correct maintenance procedures being followed. However, the maintenance costs will increase as the structure ages. Wind turbines are unlikely to last much longer than this because of the extreme loads they are…

August 10, 2020

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, the BladeSave system represents an innovative solution…

June 19, 2020

How Can Vibration Help with Structural Health Monitoring

Vibration is a physical phenomenon exists in operational rotating machineries and structures, even when they are in good condition. There are numerous sources of vibration, such as rotating shafts, meshing gear-teeth, rolling bearing elements, rotating electric field, fluid flows, combustion events, structural resonance and angular rotations. Because of its ubiquity, vibration is highly applicable for…

April 21, 2020
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