Straightpoint launches new Clamp On Line Tensionmeter with Bluetooth App

Straightpoint has launched a new product for measuring tension on static lines—the Clamp On Line Tensionmeter (or COLT) — with a state-of- the-art Bluetooth load monitoring app and standout features. The COLT clamps onto pre-tensioned wire ropes, eliminating the need for additional sheaves or tooling. An integral Bluetooth module transmits tension data wirelessly to any smart

PSI Repair Services achieves new milestone with its 30,000th repaired wind-turbine part

PSI Repair Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries and leading independent service provider (ISP) to the wind energy industry, announced that it recently shipped its 30,000th repaired wind turbine part to a prominent wind energy company. Since 2009, PSI has provided economical repairs, and industry-leading engineering services, for the largest wind farms in the

Altitec to field-test and install 3M Wind Vortex Generators

Global blade access, repair, and inspection specialist, Altitec, has been appointed official installation partner by the Renewable Energy Division at 3M, a global innovation company, to install its 3M Wind Vortex Generators. 3M Vortex Generators address aerodynamic issues common to most turbine blades and, in doing so, can increase a turbine’s annual energy production by between

iSpin provides 3% more production at Thüle wind farm by detecting turbine yaw misalignment

In spring 2016, Energiekontor installed the spinner anemometer technology iSpin, initially on two of seven Vestas V80-type turbines. The exact wind measurements taken directly at the spinner were intended to determine whether the turbines in the Lower Saxonian wind farm were aligned for the best possible yield. The result of the measurements: both of the

ProfEC Ventus accredited for the calibration of wind vanes

Wind measurements surely constitute one of the key factors in deciding whether a wind farm will be built or not. By calibrating sensors for wind measurements the risks for investors can be reduced considerably because of the reproducible results. Plus, uncertainties of measuring instruments can be assessed and reported with accuracy. ProfEC Ventus has now been

EDF Renewable Services wins remote-monitoring contract with ALLETE Clean Energy

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS), a provider of renewable O&M services in North America, has entered into a contract with ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE), to provide 24/7/365 remote-monitoring and turbine resets for five of its wind projects located in Oregon, Iowa, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. The projects include: Condon (49.8 MW) in Oregon, Storm Lake I (108

DNV GL’s new software helps reduce turbine development time and costs

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, recently unveiled new software for turbines and wind farms. The Turbine.Architect tool helps to reduce the product development time and costs of wind turbines by using integrated algorithms based on decades of design experience. The Turbine.Architect software enables engineers and component developers to quickly assess

Evaluating wind-turbine generators through electrical signature analysis

By Howard W Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP President | MotorDoc LLC Properly assessing an operating turbine’s electrical and mechanical systems is no easy task. An electrical signature analysis or ESA is independent of load or speed, so the test is often applied to analyze generators and electric equipment. Still, a challenge is to ensure loading stays constant

SgurrEnergy obtains MEASNET membership for wind turbine power-performance assessment

Having successfully completed a seven-point assessment program, renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy, a Wood Group company, is now part of the MEASNET Power Performance Expert Group. This group organizes and performs inter-comparison tests to achieve a unified understanding of the IEC 61400-12-1 standard. It also facilitates continuous exchange between experts in the field of wind turbine

Moventas’ Exceed gearbox testing surpassed expectations

Moventas has set a new performance standard in the onshore 3-MW turbine gearbox class. Testing and verification procedures of the first prototypes of an Exceed high-torque platform gearbox have been completed, and the results are even better than estimated. Launched in August 2014, the Exceed  is a 3 MW and up product platform with the