Crack Growth Risk in Turbine Blades – Understanding The Big Picture

Crack Growth Risk in Turbine Blades - Understanding The Big Picture

Wind turbine blades suffer damage from operation, poor maintenance, age, and more. However, a specific type of damage has consistently been a major cause of blade failures.   In a recent webinar, Tomasz Sieradzan, Principal Engineer at SkySpecs, discussed the findings of a study SkySpecs conducted on managing the risk of crack formation and propagation on […]

Wind Turbine Yaw Misalignment: Setting Some Things Straight

Wind Turbine Yaw Misalignment: Setting Some Things Straight

I have heard many discussions on the subject of yaw misalignment during my career in the wind industry, and I would like to offer my opinion on this interesting and complex topic. Although there are surely cases where misaligned turbines should be corrected, I believe that claims relating to the severity and frequency with which […]

Minimizing Risk and Repair Costs with Tailored Blade Inspection Strategies

Minimizing Risk and Repair Costs with Tailored Blade Inspection Strategies

While it might not be possible to completely eliminate risk and repairs for turbine blades, there are ways we can minimize them. Blade damage can reduce efficiency, cause tower failures, and increase maintenance and repair costs. To get the most out of renewable assets, it’s essential to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of each […]

Measuring Blade Risk by Operational Risk Score

Measuring Blade Risk by Operational Risk Score

One of the biggest parts of blade management is the regular risk assessment. Blade failures can occur at any time due to environmental damage, time in service, recurring defects, or location. However, fixing all damages or faults is time-consuming and expensive, so owner-operators need a way to prioritize risk and maintenance jobs. One way to […]

i4SEE, Bridging the Gap Between Data Analytics and Actionable Insights

Climate Chronicles Podcast, Episode 12 - i4SEE, Bridging the Gap Between Data Analytics and Actionable Insights

Collecting and monitoring analytics is an important aspect of the wind industry, but it’s what you do with all that data that really counts.In this episode of the Climate Chronicles podcast, i4SEE’s CEO and COO, Christopher Gray and Richard Distl, explore the world of turbine analytics and how they turn data into results.Christopher and Richard […]

End-of-Warranty Inspections: The Power of Combining Image, Vibration & SCADA Data

End of Warranty Inspections: The Power of Combining Image, Vibration & SCADA Data

As wind turbines in your fleet near the end of their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) warranties, it’s essential to ensure they’re in good working order and have no major damages that impact their efficiency and reliability. An end of warranty (EoW) inspection is one of the best investments your organization can make in your wind […]

Beyond Vibration — What’s Next for CMS?

There’s so much more to turbine condition monitoring than vibration measurements. As wind turbine design and monitoring technology evolves, the potential to collect more data to predict faults is increasing.

There’s so much more to turbine condition monitoring than vibration measurements. As wind turbine design and monitoring technology evolves, the potential to collect more data to predict faults is increasing. To discuss the extent of condition monitoring of wind turbines in today’s industry, we welcomed Michael Stone, Senior Manager of Reliability Engineering at RWE Clean […]

5 Steps to Successfully Transition to an In-House Wind Turbine CMS Model

5 Steps to Successfully Transition to an In-House Wind Turbine CMS Model

The idea of transitioning to an in-house wind turbine condition monitoring system (CMS) model has gained a lot of popularity amongst wind farm owners and operators, especially in recent years as their FSAs come to an end. There are numerous potential benefits, including lower costs, better service quality, increased data ownership, and more. However, moving […]