Structural Health Monitoring
More than just investment security.
Bachmann draws on decades of experience in wind turbine automation. With thousands of DNV-certified monitoring systems worldwide, and customized Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) solutions, we deliver a tailor-made service according to your unique requirements, either pre-build or as a retrofit.
Playing the Long Game
- Tailored project engineering & SHM system design
- Complete hardware & software packages
- Support with various sensor setups, including FE model based load detection, based on acceleration measurement
- Integration of 3rd party hardware
- Project realization & project management
- Automated data generation & post-processing, correctly formatted for external review
- Data analysis & reporting from our remote monitoring center
- Structural resonances
- Changes in eigenfrequencies
- Tower and foundation fatigue
- Extreme loads
- Main load direction
- Environmental conditions
- Other specific parameters
The better the condition, the stronger the performance
Continuous monitoring of structural fatigue and damage status that meets all current requirements for operating permit issue and extension.
Strategic, predictive maintenance to reduce OPEX and minimize downtime.
Make your installation compliant with relevant offshore requirements, including those of the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH).
Data provision and data analysis for independent asset assessment and conclusive reporting.
Early failure detection for faster maintenance responses and preventative action.
Minimize LCoE and drive the future
Targeted SHM enables operators to identify high-risk operating conditions and minimize structural damage by reducing or avoiding operation during such conditions.
SHM provides operators with advanced warning about impending structural failures, enabling a predictive approach to maintenance with minimal and well-planned downtime.
Reactive maintenance actions have a direct and incalculable impact on earnings. SHM enables well-planned offshore maintenance activities, accounting for environmental and logistical conditions, thus resulting in significant cost savings in the short, medium, and long term.
The right SHM design can determine actual loads, compared with designed loads, for each turbine in the park. This provides a basis for possible operating license extension, allowing the operation to continue beyond the originally planned lifetime.
SHM retrofits for legacy turbines can extend operating lifetimes and preserves park capacity, getting more out of the entire installation.
Based on SHM data, operators can actively choose to increase the efficiency of energy production or maximize turbine lifetimes, considering both commercial and technical drivers.
SHM data can be used to optimize the design of next-generation wind turbines. Critical areas and features can be strengthened and improved to deliver even better results far into the future.
Operating permits for offshore wind turbines depend increasingly on compliance with legal requirements and standards for comprehensive structural monitoring. With our SHM, we ensure the implementation of the correct requirements for your individual project.
The Cantilever Sensor – perfect for structural monitoring
Cantilever sensors offer a long-term, robust, and reliable alternative to conventional strain gauges. They are easy to apply and enable integral measurement over a longer reference distance. This makes them ideally suited for the direct detection of representative loads over the entire structure.
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Structural Health Monitoring
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