Sensor technology has developed a vital role in the wind power industry by offering benefits to efficiently manage the operations.
FREMONT, CA: The use of sensor-based tools in power plants helps in monitoring the systems automatically, which has become essential for industry standards. Sensors in the wind power industry make it more easy to operate wind power projects efficiently.
Accurate data about turbines and other essential components of wind farms can be access only by linking the sensors together. Sensors that are used in wind turbines can identify changes in the electric current generated. These sensors can also measure the number of turbine shaft rotation inside its housing. Already installed sensors can also be deployed to monitor the turning effects caused by vibration and wind loads while avoiding the degradation of structural integrity.
In a conventional wind turbine, primary operations are managed with the help of a series of pressure sensors to ensure a secure and efficient process. For increasing the production level of wind turbines, their power output needs to be maximized at any given wind speed. Pressure sensors play a vital role in handling swift changes in the pitch of the blades to avoid any potential damage when the wind speed rises above the capacity. Such precise monitoring based on sensor technology accelerates the production process of wind turbines. Besides, the changing trends in measurement data can be analyzed and evaluated for initiating preventive maintenance.
Utilizing sensor technology across the wind-power industry promises a better return on investment and long-term business growth.