Technology developed by Purdue University that allows users to predict bearing failure before it happens has been named a regional finalist in the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Clean Energy Business Plan competition.
According to the DOE, the technology helps to alleviate safety concerns, prevent costly gearbox failures in wind turbines, extend product lifetimes and increase energy efficiency. Purdue University's Bearing Analytics provides telemetry solutions offering temperature and vibration sensing to the industrial and wind turbine bearing markets.
The regional finalists will go on to compete in the first national competition in Washington, D.C., on June 11-12. The national competition aims to promote entrepreneurship in clean energy technologies that will boost American competitiveness, bring cutting-edge clean energy solutions to the market and strengthen economic prosperity, the DOE notes.
For a list of regional finalists, click here.