turbine monitoring Articles

  • Turbine efficiency monitoring in the UK - Case Study

    By monitoring the efficiency of a turbine, we supported a UK water company to maintain maximum electrical output The turbine in question – a fixed speed machine (1016rpm) – runs ...


    By Riventa Ltd

  • Diagnosing wear faults - High-throughput screening of wind-turbine gearbox samples using the LaserNet 230 and automatic sample processor (ASP).

    The major issue for premature failure in wind-turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind-turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is not clean and especially if the hard ferrous particles are not removed from around the bearings. The LaserNet 230 particle counter and ferrous debris monitor has been shown to be an excellent analytical tool for end users to ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Petrochemistry: Monitoring the magnetic clutch of a boiler fan - Case Study

    Equipment, Context:   The manufacturing site is a steam cracker in Europe operating 24 hours 7 days a week. To ensure its production, the plant has three boilers supplying in vapor several steam turbines and furnaces. The monitored equipment is a fan linked to a boiler. Fan is equipped with a magnetic-clutch allowing a driving ...


    By Wi-Care

  • Suzlon, Vestas announce new turbine orders

    Suzlon Energy (Pune, India) and Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Randers, Denmark) have announced new orders for wind turbines and associated equipment, in Vestas’ case the first European orders for its new V112 3-MW model. Vestas received an order from Germany’s Prokon to supply 17 of the V112 3-MW units for installation at the Krackow project in Germany’s ...

  • Case Study - 6MW Non-Condensing Power Plant

    Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea – 2003 First Geothermal Power Station in PNG: Press Release, April 16, 2003 Lihir Gold Limited “Gold company Lihir Gold Limited is turning its vast geothermal resource into an opportunity. In April, the company started commissioning a 6MW geothermal power station, the first in Papua New Guinea to use natural geothermal ...

  • Wind turbine technology leaps set to slice maintenance costs

    Self-diagnosing turbines, real-time output maximization and “crane less” maintenance will soon impact wind operations, cutting labour costs and increasing generation revenue, Denver Bane, Onshore Wind Services Strategy Leader at GE Renewable Energy, told the Wind Operations Dallas 2019 conference. Intense competition in the wind market is spurring turbine ...


    By New Energy Update

  • White paper and audio series: Exporting US energy efficiency: Reaching growing international markets

    Is it time for your company to move into international markets Our new white paper and audio series can help.Written by veteran energy journalists Elisa Wood and Lisa Cohn – based on interviews with government trade officials and US companies – the white paper describes: The market and political forces that make now the time for US companies to begin exporting energy efficiency. ...

  • Intro to Hydropower Part:2 Measuring head & flow

    Measuring the stream course—Anna and Joe work downstream, shooting vertical drop (head) with a sight level, and getting a rough measurement of the pipe run at the same time. Small-scale hydro is the only renewable energy source that works for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the first article in this series (HP103), I explained the basics of hydroelectric system theory, and ...

  • Gas turbine performance enhancement by intake air cooling

    In this work, the influence of air cooling intake on the gas turbine performance is presented. The proposed system, together with the gas turbine, is described. A mathematical model of ACIGT (Air Cooling Intake Gas Turbine) is derived and formulated in dimensionless form from which the constraint multivariable optimisation problem was formulated. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sensitivity analysis of component efficiencies on performance of a gas turbine cogeneration system

    The performance of a 1000 kW gas-turbine cogeneration system was evaluated in terms of performance measures, such as net power, exergy efficiency of the system, and the unit costs of electricity and steam. The efficiencies of some components that have a significant affect on the performance were taken as physical variables. Sensitivity was evaluated by introducing parameters, defined as the ratio ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wind turbine controlling of the future

    Higher, more robust, more reliable: Parallel to the growing requirements for wind turbines, the requirements for monitoring sensors grow as well. But how can wind sensor manufacturers fulfil these wishes? And how should a future wind sensors look like? After analysing the current conditions and trends on the wind energy market, our CEO Klaus Hirzel compiled a wish list for future wind sensors. ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • TOWERPOWER - Case Study

    Objective: TOWERPOWER was focused on the development of a real-time remote monitoring system to diagnose the aging of the metal structure of offshore turbines. The ultimate goal was to reduce maintenance costs in offshore wind energy. ...

  • Animation: How Wind Turbines Work

    The windmill, which converts wind into rotational energy to mill grain or pump water, has been around since antiquity. It’s even been claimed that Ancient Babylonians planned to harness wind as early as almost 4,000 years ago, as part of a scheme for one of Hammurabi’s ambitious irrigation projects. By the end of the 19th century, wind energy took on a whole new meaning as engineers ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Power curve measured and verified – Case Study

    In 2010 RSE SpA (Energy System Research Inc.) within a Program Agreement with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development started a measurement campaign on a Libellula wind plant installed in Tuscany. The campaign lasted 1 ½ years and during this time RSE measured the turbine’s power curve following the requirements of the relevant IEC Standard ...


    By Aria s.r.l

  • Boosting gas pipelines to optimum levels - Case Study

    As gas pressure drops in the gas pipeline network, the transportation capacity is reduced. Compressor plants are used to boost gas pressure back up to optimum operating levels. Monitoring fuel gas to compressors is typically accomplished with an orifice or turbine meter. Because both of these methods are subject to fouling and failure, they require frequent skilled maintenance in order to ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • As Europe extends turbine lifespans, data becomes crucial

    Ageing wind assets, growing corporate demand and limited appetite for full repowering are favoring lifetime extension projects, increasing the importance of performance analysis. European lifetime extension (LTE) activity is set to hike in the coming years as feed-in tariffs expire and wind operators seek to maximize revenues from ageing assets. Around 4 GW/year of European wind turbine ...


    By New Energy Update

  • HydroSpin SWING Installation in Greece – February 2016 Case Study

    In February 2016, a HydroSpin Swing 4” (100 mm) unit was installed at a Greek facility serving the local Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP). The HydroSpin Generator powers a telemetric device, a GPRS-based data logger, which continuously transmits flow rate data to the water ...


    By HydroSpin Power Solution

  • 10 Facts you didn’t know about Wind Energy

    The oldest rotary windmills are considered to have been used regularly in agriculture and other purposes since 2000 B.C. by peoples of what would today be China and the Middle East who already sensed what the German physicist Albert Betz, the father of physics governing modern wind turbines, called The Theory of Wind Energy, presented and ...


    By Vortex Bladeless SL

  • Spin Doctors: How GE’s Service-Savvy Approach Squeezes the best from a fleet of 900 Wind Turbines

    Over 150 years ago, a budding English economist named William Stanley Jevons warned that a policy of energy efficiency might not be sufficient to conserve Britain’s dwindling coal reserves. His argument, now known as the Jevons paradox, was simple: Squeeze more energy from less coal, and people will just want more coal. ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Reducing avian collisions with wind turbines

    Wind is an important renewable energy source for Europe. The wind power capacity installed in 2014 could produce enough electricity to meet over 10% of the EU’s electricity consumption. However, wind power structures can also be harmful to birds, which can collide with turbines. This study assessed methods of reducing avian collisions with wind turbines and makes several practical ...

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