To provide an IP protected real-time structural health monitoring system for wind turbine blades to help manufacturers, wind farm operators to maximize profit, reduce accidents and lower maintenance costs.Ping us
Patented Fiber Optic sensor technology for Wind Turbine Blade
Inappropriate behavior of the wind turbine blade will cause loss of millions of dollars. Prevent it.
The sensor developed and patented by us can predict and prevent wind turbine blade failure saving millions of dollars.
The easy to use and understand software works as a health monitor for blade and alarms potential failures.
Drawbacks of currently employed methods for diagnosis.
Manual Inspection requires the workforce to physically reach the blade and inspect it. This solution is limited by the skillset of the labour and also the weather condiitons. It is also heavy on the pocket, resulting in it being 25 times costlier than our solution.TOO COSTLY
Primitive technique of inspection due to drone incurs a lot of manual and technical overhead. It also requires trained workforce which has an additional cost. This results in heavy impact on pocket, making this technique very difficult and 5 times costlier than our solution.TOO COSTLY
This technique is not as accurate and reliable as other methods due to a variety of reasons. It is also limited by the geographical conditions as off shore sites can not be accessed by it. High costs are incurred in terms of labour and technology required to inspect and evaluate it, making it 10 times costlier than our solution.TOO COSTLY
The proposed fiber-optic sensor is a patented technology developed at NYU in the lab of Technical Lead Dr. Nikhil Gupta. The sensor is capable of measuring vibration amplitude and frequency. The application of sensor will allow real time detection of abnormality in the blade such as crack initiation and bird hits causing damage and allow repairs or replacement before the blade fractures.Details
Finally, an inexpensive vibration sensor that signals blade problems.
A cleverly simple vibration sensor made of a loop of thin fiber-optic cable and a fixed wavelength laser promises to take cost out of turbine-blade maintenance by letting owners spot problems as they occur. The device, already with two patents, won $150,000 for further development in New York’s PowerBridge competition.
Their low cost efficient solution has real potential to take down the existing market.
Phd, Researcher at NYU
Great capitalisation of gruesome problem prevalent in this industry and an elegant solution for the same.
Phd, Mechanical Engineering
Blue Instrument's wind turbine blade sensor development research funded by PowerBridge.
Researcher of NLP
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