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Wind Turbine Operation & Maintenance based on Condition Monitoring WT-OMEGA; Final report.
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Wind Energy 1-4-2003
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--03-047 ECN publication
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This document is the final report of the condition monitoring projectfor wind turbines. From the experience gained during the project, it can be concluded that:

  • There is a rapid growing interest for condition monitoring for wind turbines.
  • Systems, based on vibration analysis, developed for other branches of industry, are available.
  • The effectiveness of standard condition monitoring systems for wind turbines is not yet demonstrated and not yet evident.
  • Besides the standard condition monitoring techniques, there are also opportunities for more specialised provisions which can be implemented in the wind turbine control system.
  • The activities for adaptation and verification of standard monitoring techniques for wind turbines as well as development of specialised functions will require a long term.
  • A measurement facility, which is available for a long period and which is provided with flexible communication provisions is essential for development and improvement of condition monitoring systems.

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