Measure, a drone service provider, expands services & opens new Illinois location

Measure, a U.S. provider of drone services for enterprise customers, announced its first franchise location with the grand opening of Measure Springfield in Illinois. The new office provides local, face-to-face service for businesses in Central Illinois that are interested in using aerial data collection to improve productivity, control costs, and increase workplace safety. Measure Springfield offers

Technavio report announces top five leading anemometer vendors

Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent Global Wind Anemometers Market 2017-2021 report. This market research report also lists 14 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period. According to the research analysis, the global wind anemometer market is a highly competitive market with major vendors such as Ammonit Measurement,

WindTwin digital technology aims to support and lower wind-turbine O&M costs

A consortium of engineering technology experts comprising of Agility3, Brunel University London, Dashboard, ESI and TWI have now begun work on the WindTwin project following a successful proposal to Innovate UK, the government agency behind finding and driving the innovations that will grow the UK economy. WindTwin is being developed specifically for the wind-turbine industry. Its

RIMS BV gains BV approval as service supplier of offshore drones

Robotics In Maintenance Strategies (RIMS BV) is the first company to receive an attestation from Bureau Veritas (BV) Marine & Offshore, as an approved service supplier via use of ‘Remote Inspection Techniques’ (drones). Drones will be used during surveys of hull structure of ships and mobile offshore units classed with BV. RIMS are a global provider of

Natural Power to deliver blade inspection services on behalf of DONG Energy

Following a successful tender process, Natural Power has been selected to deliver blade inspection services on behalf of DONG Energy at wind farms in the UK, Denmark, and Germany. “As an independent provider, we can offer a cost effective and flexible service when it comes to turbine inspections,” stated Craig Gordon, Global Head of Inspections

Recent CMS steps beyond alerts to boost production and extend component life

A next cms development step would be to run the machines to minimize maintenance and then run the whole wind farm for maximum annual energy production.

A failing gearbox shows how to analyze vibrations using VibePro 8

It is instructive to learn of the steps taken to diagnose and analyze unwanted vibration in a particular problem and then find a solution for the root cause of failure.

Siemens brings value of digitalization & engineering efficiency to Husum Wind 2017

Under the slogan “Creating the most from wind – discover the value of digitalization,” digital and engineering efficiency are main themes of this year’s Siemens presentation at Husum Wind 2017. The trade show takes place September 12 to 15 in Husum, Germany The digitalization focus includes information on the Simatic WinCC Open Architecture Scada System, the

Advanced battery market for unmanned vehicles & drones expected to reach $225 million by 2026, says Navigant Research

A new report from Navigant Research focuses on the drivers, barriers, and technological trends affecting the deployment of unmanned vehicles (UVs), providing global market forecasts for energy capacity and revenue, segmented by region, technology, and UV type, through 2026. Intelligent UVs, also known as drones, can provide increased efficiency, higher resolution visuals inspections, and can function in

Bachmann to retrofit condition monitoring systems for TransAlta wind farm

Bachmann Electronic has been selected as the condition monitoring system (CMS) provider to one of Canada’s largest power producers. TransAlta commissioned an upgrade to its Melancthon wind farm located in Ontario, Canada. The wind farm, which is located near Shelburne, went online in 2008 and was Ontario’s first utility-scale wind site. With 133 wind turbines