Turbine Monitoring Articles

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Change is the only constant

    2016 was a year of big changes for Lufft: A change in the ownership structure took place in January and in August I took the reins as the new Managing Director. After more than 100 days at the innovative measuring technology manufacturer with a long company history, I would like to share with you my experiences and impressions in the new position. What characterizes Lufft? A good mix! ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Overhaul Completed in Just 30 Days

    Sulzer completed an overhaul of three General Electric steam turbines and five Clark compressors for a large ethylene plant in Colombia. Sulzer’s service centers in Texas and Bogotá worked together to inspect and repair the three turbines. Sulzer staff helped the customer with project planning, full commissioning, and testing within a very tight timeframe. The city of ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • 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. ...

  • Drones for Wind Turbine Inspection

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Inspection Services for Wind Turbines: Global Market Assessment and Forecasts By the beginning of 2015, there were nearly 270,000 individual wind turbines operating globally. The more than 800,000 blades spinning on these turbines are battered by the elements over time and gradually wear out. Deterioration can cause reduced energy ...

  • Turbine Inspection

    Recent advances in natural gas exploration and extraction technology have led to skyrocketing projections of the amount of recoverable natural gas within US borders. This energy boom will result in the expanded use of gas-fired power plants to provide electricity to US homes and businesses over the coming decades. Not only does this mean cleaner and more abundant energy for the US environment and ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • 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. ...

  • EPA wind farm project for open space and site noise evaluation and measurement criteria

    EPA is a Cabinet level executive agency responsible for protecting and conserving the environment in the Republic of China including air quality, noise control, monitoring and inspection of the environment, solid waste, recycling, sustainable development and international cooperation. It is led by the Minister for Environment, Stephen Shu-hung Shen. The Environmental Protection Agency has evolved ...

  • 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 ...

  • In situ weld repair of blade tenon of steam turbine in a power plant

    During one of the routine inspections in a nuclear power plant, it was found that a tenon of one of the third-stage blades of the Low-Pressure (LP) turbine had been worn/broken off the turbine blade, leaving only the remaining tenon riveted to the shroud piece. With only one of the two tenons remaining, the blade was at risk of getting freed from the shroud piece. Hence, it was necessary to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP) essentials

    'CHP essentials' introduces the concept of power and heat 'production possibility sets', starting at the cradle of CHP, i.e., the thermal power generation plant. The latter always occasions 'fatal' heat that is either recovered (the 'merit' of CHP) or wasted (condensing). This split paves the way to defining the production possibility sets of CHP plants, shown for steam turbines, internal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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