The system includes a monitoring system in the main body (the nacelle) of each turbine, which continuously collects vibration data from bearings, gearboxes and transmissions. If a fault occurs, an alarm is sent to the main computer system.
SKF specialists have access to trend data via remote links, and if necessary, actions can be raised with the local operating engineers.
Typical problems in wind turbines include tower and blade vibration, shaft imbalance, coupling and bearing looseness. These are all problems that can be prevented with the robust, easy-to-use and flexible SKF WindCon system.
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