ABOUT CMS FOR WIND

GIGAWATTS OF WIND TURBINE SPECIFIC CONDITION MONITORING EXPERIENCE SINCE 1999 

 

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PREDICT FAILURES IN THE WIND TURBINE DRIVE TRAIN BEFORE THEY OCCUR. THAT IS THE POINT OF CONDITION MONITORING. WE PREDICT MAINTENANCE BEFORE IT REACHES A CATASTROPHIC LEVEL. THE TYPICAL LEAD TIME OF A WELL TUNED CONDITION MONITORING SYSTEM (CMS) IS 6-12+ MONTHS DEPENDING UPON THE MONITORED LOCATION IN THE DRIVE TRAIN.

 

AVERAGE FAILURE RATE IS BETWEEN 10 AND 16% ANNUALLY IN MW DRIVE TRAINS WITH MOST INVOLVING A CRANE TO REPAIR. THE ABILITY TO ANTICIPATE OR AVOID THESE REPAIRS ALL TOGETHER DRAMITICALLY IMPACTS SEVERAL LAYERS WITHIN AN ORGANIZATION...ASSUMING IT IS PERFORMED PROPERLY.

 

WE CAN PROVIDE BOTH SPECIFIC CASE STUDIES AND COST JUSTIFICATIONS FOR YOUR WIND PROJECT. ONE COMMON FAILURE AVOIDANCE IN THE LIFE OF A WIND TURBINE CAN PAY FOR CMS FOR THE LIFE OF SEVERAL WIND ASSETS. MISSING TWO AVOIDANCES DIRECTLY IMPACT PROFITABILTY FOR THE LIFE OF THE PROJECT.  

 

FOR EXAMPLE IF YOU CAN PLAN FOR A GEARBOX REPAIR IN 10 MONTHS, WHO DOES THAT IMPACT IN YOUR ORGANIZATION? WHAT DOES THAT AFFECT? IT WILL POTENTIALLY AFFECT YOU IF YOU ARE INVOLVED WITH THE FOLLOWING:

 

- PURCHASING/PROCUREMENT/BUYING

- OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

- INSURANCE

- LABOR COSTING

- SUBCONTRACTORS

- PPA

 

PUT MAINTENANCE ON YOUR TERMS...USE CMS. LET'S DISCUSS WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOUR ASSETS.