GE Releases Wind Turbine Condition-Monitoring Technology

Posted by NAW Staff on April 26, 2012 No Comments

GE has developed a new technology designed to help wind farm operators identify problems with wind turbines before they cause downtime or major failures.

The company's new PulsePOINT Advanced Monitoring and Diagnostic Services aim to help wind farm operators achieve optimal energy production by increasing wind turbine reliability and availability.

PulsePOINT incorporates advanced GE proprietary anomaly-detection algorithms with SCADA data and GE Bently Nevada condition-monitoring equipment (if installed on the turbine). The system collects wind farm and fleet data from hundreds of turbine sensors and key SCADA control parameters.

Currently running more than 150 unique rules and algorithms 24 hours a day, PulsePOINT detects and prioritizes anomalies in wind turbine operations and identifies the proper course of corrective action, GE explains, adding that this also includes identifying wind turbines that are underproducing.

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