Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring

Developing an Online Wind Farm Condition Monitoring System With Centralized Data Collection

Roberto Arnanz
Fundacion CARTIF

"The graphical programming environment simplified module integration into the R&D phase without any additional costs"

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NI is empowering engineers to develop industrial embedded systems for monitoring and control of wind turbines. Because of the tight margins on wind energy, it is more important than ever to reduce operating costs. Condition-based maintenance systems help decrease unscheduled outages and optimize machine performance while reducing maintenance and repair costs. NI hardware and software solutions are deployed around the globe in remote wind turbine monitoring and factory acceptance test systems.

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Learn how you can use NI hardware and software to implement a condition monitoring system. With NI tools, you can build a simple, portable data logger; an advanced industrial online monitoring system; or a high-powered factory test cell. Explore how NI platforms can acquire and analyze data on complex systems, from remote wind turbines to gearbox dynamometers.

Embedded Condition Monitoring Based on CompactRIO

NI CompactRIO features an embedded FPGA and real-time controller for advanced embedded analysis and control, making it ideal for distributed condition monitoring systems.

  • Real-time OS for improved system reliability
  • Embedded analysis for faster decision making, logging, and control
  • Flexible sensor input for a variety of physical signals

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High-Performance, High-Channel-Count Test Systems

NI PXI solutions are ideal for high-performance test setups, and, when combined with NI TestStand software, they help make development of repeatable tests easy.

  • Expandable from four to more than 1,000 channels
  • Flexible input selection for a variety of sensors
  • Ability to maximize signal-to-noise ratio with 24 bits of resolution and 118 dB of dynamic range

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Locate an NI Partner

NI solutions partners are companies involved in the delivery of NI products as solutions or companies that provide complementary software and hardware products.

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Distributed Monitoring Architectural Reference Guide

  • Learn how to use off-the-shelf technologies to overcome the challenges of embedded applications required to operate autonomously. Analyze machine health, predict failure, and reduce equipment downtime.

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Machine Condition Monitoring Webcast Series

View a series of short webcasts about industry trends, the future of condition monitoring, and how engineers are implementing these systems.

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