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Vibration Based Life - Reducing the Cost of Failures

Your condition monitoring team has let you know that an asset has a likely axial crack on an intermediate stage bearing and the vibration trend is increasing. You inspect the bearing and there is indeed damage…what next?

CATEGORY: Condition Monitoring

When is 20 year gearbox life not 20 years?

Many wind turbine gearboxes have a design life of 20 years. However, a great number of gearboxes don’t last for 20 years and fail prematurely… so why the discrepancy?

CATEGORY: Engineering Consultancy,Engineering Design

NREL’s GRC Gearbox 3 – Part 2 of 2: Testing Results

Improving gearbox reliability is important for the wind industry as it reduces the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE). NREL has now completed testing of the redesigned GRC Gearbox 3 and it has greatly improved performance. Expertise gathered from this R&D project is now being applied by InSight to support owners with improving their gearbox life.

CATEGORY: Engineering Design

Implementing Fleet Monitor Realizes Substantial Net Gain for Cannon Power Group

A financial study of implementing predictive maintenance revealed a $1.2m net benefit for Cannon Power due to improved repair scheduling, reduced down time and avoidance of the cost of catastrophic failures.

CATEGORY: Condition Monitoring

How to model O&M costs and evaluate the cost impact of serial failures

O&M costs for wind farms are difficult to predict and can vary significantly between wind farms and turbine technologies. O&M cost is by far the least predictable factor in a wind farm’s operating expenditure (OPEX) and investors are demanding more accurate predictions.

CATEGORY: Engineering Consultancy,Finance and Due Diligence

Turbine Technology Assessment: Managing Risks During Development and Construction

A recent article about how in depth turbine technology assessments scan help reduce the uncertainty and impacts arising from newer technologies during the development and construction stages of a wind farm’s life cycle.

CATEGORY: Engineering Consultancy

Early-stage detection of faults in main bearings and gearboxes

Tools and methods to create component specific health index trends to maximize the lead time between first fault detection and required site action

CATEGORY: Condition Monitoring

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