|Embedded Measurement System for Remote Monitoring of Wind Turbines|
|Oil Well Fracture Pump Monitoring with Analysis||Developing a Remote Diagnostic System for Large Electric Power Generators|
1. Wind Turbine Monitoring Case Studies
Embedded Measurement System for Remote Monitoring of Wind Turbines
Developing a flexible NI LabVIEW software application based on the NI CompactRIO platform that not only acquires measurements, but also filters analog and digital signals, applies a timestamp, temporarily stores data to prevent data loss, and transmits data to a database server.
Developing and Online Wind Farm Condition Monitoring System with Centralized Data Collection
Using NI LabVIEW to develop an application that can perform data acquisition and database management and provide Web access to applications and performing data acquisition with NI CompactDAQ to easily condition and capture different signals on a single device.
Integrating CompactRIO Meteologgers in a Wind SCADA
Programming and integrating an application using NI CompactRIO hardware and NI LabVIEW software to acquire, transmit, and store high-frequency signals that is also integrated into an existing SCADA and accessible through a web interface.
Transport Event Monitoring for Wind Turbine Components
Designing and implementing an autonomous acquisition and analysis platform to measure and characterize transport-event shipments with sensitive and valuable goods using the NI CompactRIO platform as a stand-alone measurement device combined with the inertial measurement units (IMUs) and specific sensors required to monitor and evaluate dynamic behavior, induced loads, and wind turbine responses, and also using NI DIAdem software to correlate the route with the measured parameters.
Factory Acceptance Test and Research
Wind Turbine Main Gearbox Test Stand by GE Wind Energy [External]
This test stand was designed for post-overhaul testing of the 1.5mW gearbox. It determines vibration and acoustical characteristics as well as verifying that the output speed and load requirements are within specifications.
Using CompactRIO and LabVIEW to Verify the Design and Test the Durability of a Wind Turbine Drive Train
Adopting the NI LabVIEW software and CompactRIO hardware platform to create a generic, flexible, high-channel-count measurement system for design verification and reliability tests to be completed in a test center and in the field.
Reducing Test Time and Increasing Quality in Final Control System Tests for Wind Turbines
Using NI TestStand and LabVIEW with NI PXI instruments and SCXI signal conditioning to develop a standard automated test system for wind turbine control systems that can be adapted to global production sites.
Data Acquisition System Laboratory Testing of Wind Turbines CENER by GES Siemsa
Designing a data acquisition system using LabVIEW and PXI that can acquire almost any type of physical signal (vibration, acoustic, temperature, pressure, strain, etc.) and communicate with other plant systems via OPC communication.
Siemens Wind Power Develops a HIL Simulator for Wind Turbine Control System Software Testing
Creating a new real-time test system for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing of the embedded control software releases of Siemens wind turbine control systems using NI TestStand, the LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA modules, and the NI PXI platform.
Increasing Turbine System Flexibility with NI LabVIEW for NREL
Developing a system to acquire, scale, display, and story wind turbulence inflow to a large wind turbine using NI LabVIEW, and Data Acquisition and SCXI hardware.
Testing Wind Turbines for Noise Emissions with NI LabVIEW
Developing a custom measurement system that uses the NI PXI-4472 dynamic signal acquisition module to measure acoustic data from microphones and offers advanced measurement and analysis using Wind Turbine and noiseLAB software, two DELTA applications based in LabVIEW, to perform the required signal processing, ensuring turbine compliance with IEC and other standards.
Developing a Wind Turbine Assembly Dynamic Diagnostic System for ACCIONA Wind Power Using LabVIEW
Developing a system in accordance with ACCIONA quality standards for the dynamic characterization of wind turbines during the post assembly testing by integrating IEPE industrial accelerometers using NI USB-9233 modules for data acquisition. This system is distributed among different positions along the nacelle of a wind turbine and connected through a USB hub to an industrial PC, from which we can manage the test and its results.
2. Oil and Gas Monitoring Case Studies
Oil Well Fracture Pump Monitoring with Analysis using LabVIEW and NI RIO Technology
Building an advanced monitoring system that can survive being mounted directly to an oil well servicing pump in a rugged environment while performing advanced analysis on sensor data.
Oil and Gas Drilling Wireless Data Acquisition System
Accessing data in an existing well-site application across a wireless network with data collection capabilities of its own that can be combined with information from the wireless systems. The system can automatically connect to any wireless system in range and begin streaming data from it.
Automated Monitoring with LabVIEW Improves Oil Field Safety
Using NI Compact FieldPoint rugged distributed I/O the LabVIEW Real-Time module to collect operations data on oil rig location (GPS), rig activity, and job status across a widely distributed fleet of rigs to improve safety and efficiency using a graphical operator interface.
Deploying a Managed Pressure Drilling System Based on NI LabVIEW and NI Compact FieldPoint
Using the NI LabVIEW graphical programming environment and National Instruments programmable automation controllers (PACs) to implement control algorithms and provide the necessary open connectivity to devices on existing drilling platforms to achieve managed drilling pressure.
Deploying LabVIEW to Monitor Pipelines at the Ormen Lange in the North Sea
Long-term monitoring of a 120 km undersea pipeline using a custom, flexible system developed in LabVIEW and deployed with the Schmid Engineering ZMobile hardware deployment platform based on the LabVIEW Embedded Module for Blackfin Processors.
3. General Machine Condition Monitoring Case Studies
Rugged Monitoring System for Bearings by FAG ProCheck [Video]
Developing an intelligent online monitoring system for roller bearings based on CompactRIO and NI LabVIEW. Thanks to its very flexible configuration options it can be used in nearly all industrial sectors.
Using LabVIEW to Design a Greenhouse Remote Monitoring System
Using NI LabVIEW software and the ZigBee-based NI wireless sensor network (WSN) to create a wireless measurement, transmission, display, and storage system for greenhouse environmental parameters. We used the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module and the NI OPC Server software for integrating to industrial automation devices to read and write to the greenhouse controller, an Omron programmable logic controller (PLC), and we achieved fast, accurate control of the actuators.
Using NI Hardware and Software to Build the CMS-1000 Combustion Dynamic Monitoring System
Reducing possibly destructive pressure oscillations that could cause accelerated wear, flame flashback, or lean blowout trips in gas turbine combustors by using NI hardware and NI LabVIEW software to develop a portable system that monitors combustion dynamics so we can accurately tune and troubleshoot combustion instability.
Using CompactRIO to Develop a Large-Scale Condition Monitoring and Management System
Developing a large-scale, real-time application for a condition monitoring and management system that remotely and locally monitors facility conditions via various communication links and protocols. The solution uses the NI CompactRIO platform to collect data from various sensors including numerous analog and digital I/Os and to provide deterministic system control of the equipment.
Online Monitoring of Nuclear Reactors Using NI CompactRIO
Developing an online monitoring solution for boiling water reactors, which contain machinery in hazardous and difficult to access areas using an embedded CompactRIO and NI LabVIEW.
Developing a Monitoring System for Predictive Maintenance of a Conical Mill
Making a mill monitoring system detect misuse of material, measure the wear of the internal mechanical components, generate a database for modeling the aging machinery, reduce machine downtime and reduce maintenance costs using NI CompactRIO and LabVIEW.
Developing a Remote Diagnostic System for Large Electric Power Generators
Developing a real-time integrated hardware and diagnostic software solution for high-power electric generators built by Ansaldo Energia in Genova that is capable of monitoring the vibrations of stator winding heads through a fiber-optic accelerometer and several other electrical parameters such as voltage, current, dispersed flow, and partial discharge.
Designing an Automatic Fault Monitoring and Diagnostic System for Large Hydro Generators
Using NI LabVIEW software and the CompactRIO hardware platform to build an advanced, real-time, online and offline monitoring system that supports a large amount of data, has high data acquisition channel density, is fully automated, and provides accurate information through graphs, reports, and analysis tools.
Monitoring Electromechanical Shovels for Open-Pit Mining
Developing a highly specialized continuous monitoring system for electromechanical mining shovels to enable a predictive maintenance strategy for these critical machines using CompactRIO and NI LabVIEW.
China Steel Uses NI PXI and LabVIEW to Build an Air Leakage Detection System for Sintering Pallets
China Steel standardized their machine condition monitoring (MCM) system based on PXI and PXI-4472B. Each of China Steel’s production lines has a total of 300 to 500 accelerometers installed and they needed a reliable distributed software architecture for data acquisition, analysis, alarm & reporting. All system software is designed in LabVIEW and is to be duplicated for a total of 23 production lines.
Developing a Portable Real-Time Monitoring System with CompactRIO and LabVIEW
Developing an application for on-line monitoring and datalogging of random vibrations experienced by automotive test components in a test bench and thus studying the effects of vibration on different automotive components using NI RIO technology.
LabVIEW and CompactRIO Keep Power Plants Online
Developing a cost-effective and reliable system to monitor power plant machinery in Croatia using VESKI’s Computerized Diagnostic System (CoDiS) monitoring software with NI LabVIEW and CompactRIO to provide a continuous, local area network (LAN)-compatible vibration monitoring system.
NTNU Waterpower Labratory Uses CompactRIO for Onboard Data Logging of Dynamic Pressure and Strain for Hydro Turbines
Using CompactRIO to develop a data-logging unit that can be placed in the runner cone of the turbines spinning at 375 rpm and enabling dynamic measurement of all onboard pressure sensors and strain gages simultaneously.
Steam and Gas Turbine Monitoring System with CompactRIO
Rapidly developing a remote machine monitoring system able to acquire and log all the relevant gas/steam turbine parameters through remote and real-time data acquisition systems allowing predictive maintenance and fast recovery in case of failure.
Controlling the World's Largest Fuel-cell Hybrid Locomotive with NI LabVIEW and CompactRIO
Controlling the operation of a 250 kW fuel-cell hybrid locomotive using an NI CompactRIO controller to monitor and control the safety and operation of a fuel-cell locomotive and controller area network (CAN) bus to communicate the engine status to the operator via a touch panel programmed with NI LabVIEW software.
Remote Recorder (R.A.Re.) for Land Consolidation Motor Pumps with CompactRIO
Equipping cement pumping machines used in construction with a remote recorder that permits monitoring in real-time for diagnostics. The motor parameters are processed in real-time and saved locally. On a weekly basis data is transmitted through a GSM network to a web server which allows for transmission to customers or a technical office.
Monitoring Compressor Performance Using NI Data Acquisition Boards
Designing a gas compressor data acquisition system capable of synchronizing samples from multiple sensors to the rotational position of the pistons’ crankshaft and performing measurements from field mounted meters and thermocouples. LabVIEW then processes the data, calculates performance results, logs data and generates reports.
Monitoring Synchronous Power Generators with LabVIEW and NI CompactDAQ
Automating the monitoring and analysis of an excitation system and generator used in thermal power plants using NI LabVIEW software and NI CompactDAQ hardware to develop a flexible, fully functional, and easy-to-use power plant excitation monitoring system.
Kraft Food Uses Graphical System Design for Intelligent Machine Fault Detection and Analysis of Easy Mac and Coffee Package Lines
Developing advanced fault-detection diagnostic and servicing tools to maximize production line performance and reduce equipment downtime using NI LabVIEW and off-the-shelf hardware components from National Instruments to design a diagnostic tool for packaging machinery.
Train Wheel Impact Load Detection [External]
Detecting deformities in train wheels in India using strain gauges and high speed data acquisition remotely deployed at train stations throughout India using CompactRIO and NI LabVIEW.
Factory Acceptance Test and Research
Creating a High Channel-Count, PC-Based Test System for Compressor Testing Using NI LabVIEW
Providing a cost-effective data acquisition and control system with highly flexible software for performance evaluation of compressors using the NI PXI and FieldPoint platforms with NI LabVIEW.
NI PXI and PACs Deliver a Portable, Real-Time Engine Life-Cycle Test Facility
Designing a modular and portable system to control life-cycle testing for aircraft turbofan engines that is maintainable, scalable, and has the ability to produce data sets that transparently fit into existing data analysis systems with an embedded NI PXI controller with LabVIEW Real-Time that supports 24 hour-a-day testing with decreased staffing.
NI LabVIEW and PXI Increase Flexibility for Aircraft Gearbox Test System
Developing an integrated, configurable, and reliable test system to acquire data from various types of sensors, such as thermocouple, RTD, pressure, flow, load cell, speed, and vibration, as well as control the loading pattern of an aircraft gearbox using NI LabVIEW and PXI to create a highly flexible, scalable system in 12 weeks.