OPCom II is an optical particle monitor. It consists of a measurement cell through which oil flows, a laser, and a photo diode. The laser shines through the measurement cell and strikes the photo diode. If a particle passes through the laser beam, it reduces the detection intensity. The intensity reduction corresponds to the particle size. The unit can monitor contamination levels and purity trends in fluids. Continuous purity monitoring quickly detects changes in a machine and prompt warnings allow taking measures before the contamination reaches a hazardous level. The unit works in mineral liquids and ester liquids, polyalphaolefins.
Argo Hytos LLC
As a capital issue in every wind energy project development, the wind resource assessment calls for in depth analysis based on the relevance and accuracy of the data collected. The company’s lattice tower family ranges from 30 to 140 m to reach the hub height of most wind turbines. The towers comply with or exceeds requirements of the latest codes. The company provides turkey operations from the design of foundations to installation of the top most instrument.
Wind Kit is a portable high-pressure service unit for accumulators in hydraulic systems in turbine nacelles. The kit replaces nitrogen cylinders that weigh 140 lbs. and require 300-ft. lines that can reduce the nitrogen pressure, which should reach 4,500 psig. Based on field trials, Siemens Energy and Vestas American Wind Technology have started using this kit.
Vector signal transceiver
The PXIe-5644R RF vector signal transceiver has a software-centric architecture that represents a new era in which engineers and scientists can tailor FPGA-based hardware for their specific needs. Using NI LabVIEW, engineers can transform the RF vector-signal transceiver into a new instrument or customize existing functions to meet specific needs. This 3-slot PXI module is small and it performs more than 10 times faster than comparable devices and potentially replace multiple traditional instruments, providing a cost-effective way to develop and test the latest wireless standards such as 802.11ac and LTE.
The 4000 series SoDAR operates around 4,500 Hz to measure a wind field to a maximum of 200-m up. The unit has a durable reflector enclosure, and the company says the 4000 series is the most accurate SoDAR commercially available. The 4000w comes with an enclosed trailer for added security in remote locations.
Atmospheric Systems Corporation