Romax InSight launches new innovative technologies for the wind industry
The company’s focus continues to be implementing a step change in the value of predictive maintenance for the wind industry. The new products make data-driven O&M a reality for the industry, improving quality and reducing O&M costs significantly.
Ashley Crowther, Global VP – InSight, relates: “Romax has been working in the field of condition monitoring for many years and in vibration engineering for decades and we understand the requirements of CMS users very well. In fact, almost everyone we spoke to was frustrated at the high cost of CMS in the marketplace and need the improved ROI from more affordable CMS hardware. Although wind turbines are a progressive technology, O&M data management is largely stuck in the previous century. Field engineers still use pen and paper checklists and the quality of work depends entirely on an individual’s experience, consistency is lacking. Adding this release to our InSight platform, we enable our customers to implement data-driven O&M practices, to maximize productivity and to increase quality“.
Through a multi-year rollout ecoCMS has built a strong track record of installation and fault detection on a large number of wind turbine types including GE 1.5 MW, Vestas V80 2 MW, Siemens 2.3 MW and many sub-megawatt machines, around the globe. This is an enviable track record for any CMS product, and it has given Romax 100% confidence in the hardware and its damage detection capability, including class-leading performance for main bearing and planet bearing faults.
Won Shin, Field Pro product manager, explains more about the benefits that Field Pro will bring to industry, “Field Pro makes it possible for all trained technician’s to perform service and inspection to the highest standards, regardless of their expert experience. With a mobile device, the technician can follow detailed step-by-step guidance built by relevant experts while performing the required procedures. With just a few taps, a report is automatically generated and uploaded to the cloud. By having the entire team’s reports on the cloud, a manager has real-time access to field data, facilitating instant communication between the office and the field team while they are still up-tower. Managers can also visualize and track any issues for the entire wind farm using the Field ProTM web portal with no extra effort; allowing decisions driven on accurate data from the field. The expertise of in-house and external engineering teams can be easily provided across the organization and built on”.
ecoCMSTM is a new, low-cost condition monitoring system (CMS) for wind turbines. ecoCMS is aimed at making high performance CMS more affordable for wind farm owners, operators and OEMs.
Field ProTM is a new a mobile/web application for wind farm inspection and servicing to bring the wind industry further towards data-driven O&M.
Read more about the Field ProTM product and request demo here.