WIND TURBINE CONDITION MONITORING
ONE PERSON HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE FOUR LARGEST CONDITION MONITORING INSTALLATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA
Since 1999 David Clark he has contributed, been intervewed or written articles for North American Windpower, Windpower Monthly, Wind Today, Uptime and Wind Systems magazines. Currently he is the Condition Monitoring Editor for Windpower Engineering and Development.
Clark has been involved in gigawatts of end of warranty inspections and has experience monitoring and analyzing wind turbines ranging from 100kw up to megawatt class turbines from multiple manufacturers on towers installed globally. From all over the US, Canada, China, New Zealand and Europe. He has written condition monitoring specifications for wind turbine manufacturers drive trains, their generator and gearbox test stands.
In that time since 1999, he has presented several times for American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL), several wind operations and maintenance conferences domestically. Globally he presented jointly with the president of the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), several energy conferences in various countries and more recently for IWEA (Irish Wind Energy Association).
Clark also authored the AWEA best practices for blade condition monitoring, contributed to several industry reports and was involved with the EPRI report on wind turbine condition monitoring in 2005.
Aside from 15 years of wind specific condition monitoring, he has experience in traditional condition monitoring markets that range from power plants, steel/paper mills, mining and microchip manufacturing among other industries. He holds multiple certifications in vibration and oil analysis.