A Condition Monitoring System for Blades of Wind Turbine Maintenance Management
Wind energy is one of the most competitive and efficient renewable energy. It requires an efficient management system to reduce costs, predict failures and increase the production. The main objective of this paper is to design the appropriate tests and develop a condition monitoring system (CMS) to display the surface temperature of any body state using infrared radiation. The data obtained from this system lead to identify the state of the surface. The CMS is used for maintenance management of wind turbines because it is necessary an effective system to display the surface temperature to reduce the energy losses. This paper analyses numerous scenarios and experiments on different surfaces in preparation for actual measurements of blade surfaces.
KeywordsMaintenance management Fault detection and diagnosis Infrared sensors Non-destructive tests Wind energy
The work reported herewith has been financially supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Economła y Competitividad, under Research Grant DPI2015-67264, and the FP7 Research project with reference FP-7-Energy-2012-TREN-1:322430.
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