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May 26, 2011
FreeWave Technologies: Wind Utility Owners, Operators and Field Technicians: What’s in Your Data Communication Tool Box?
FreeWave Technologies’ Bret Dianich and Dan Steele had an article placed in Utility Products Magazine this month about wind farm data communications and why wireless data radios are emerging as a top choice for applications such as wind turbine vibration monitoring.
Title: Wind Utility Owners, Operators and Field Technicians: What’s in Your Data Communication Tool Box?
Abstract: In recent years, the use of wind power generation has increased as a viable energy solution. With this increase, owners, operators and field technicians are looking for the best ways to maintain wind turbines and prevent failure. An important factor in wind power generation is the maintenance, upkeep and monitoring of the entire system because wind power application decisions are cost-oriented; failure or system damages can result in millions of dollars of unexpected expense.
Technicians and operators need to be able to troubleshoot the various mechanical, hydraulic and speed control systems; converter issues and components. There is also a need to diagnose problems within the generators and equipment as quickly as possible to prevent further issues from arising. The faster operations and maintenance (O&M) can detect problem signals the sooner that loss can be mitigated and potential disasters avoided. With these issues being a central focus of wind energy, it is easy to see why quality control analysis through the use of data collection and transmission is critical in the process of maintaining wind turbines and wind farms. There are several communication system options that enable people to make the best decisions because they are provided with dependable data transmission for condition monitoring, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), meteorological (MET) tower diagnostics and productivity reporting. (See Different Communication Technology Solutions table.)
To view the full article, please visit Utility Products’ website to review the current issue or go to: http://www.utilityproducts.com/articles/print/volume-8/issue-5/product-focus/wind-farm-construction-maintenance/wind-utility-owners-operators-and-field-technicians-whats-in-your-data-communication-tool-box.html
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