REDUCTION OF MAINTENANCE
AND REPAIR COSTS
By combining the most diverse parameters from internal and external sources and analyzing them in their entirety, we can interpret the structural-mechanical parameters correctly and comprehensively. The result is a detailed knowledge of the state of the structure. On this basis, diagnoses can be made, risks calculated, forecasts made and clear recommendations for action derived.
From a pool of standard components, we put together an individual and project-specific system for each customer. We use state-of-the-art, robust and energy-efficient hardware. Data analysis is automated and carried out in real time. You can view the results in a web portal at any time. If required, our simulation experts can also create an FE model of the corresponding structure, for example to predict behavior under certain conditions.
Existing measurement data from comparable structures can only be used to a limited extent to answer this question, since the actual loads vary considerably and even the smallest differences in operating or environmental conditions can exponentially increase or decrease the service life consumption.
In order to guarantee safety and efficiency, it is therefore necessary to monitor each structure individually and comprehensively. Using Structural Intelligence allows for the service life not only to be calculated, but also in many cases, in the event of damage, to even be extended through early countermeasures. The costs for repair measures at an early stage are usually much lower, and downtimes are significantly reduced or even completely avoided.
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We’ll be pleased to advise you on the development of an individual monitoring concept as well as on questions concerning our range of products and services in the field of structural intelligence.
While some industries require the comprehensive monitoring of structures, the use of intelligent monitoring systems in other areas may only be recommended. However, structural intelligence, and with that the detailed knowledge of the structure, can increase the service life and efficiency in any industry. We have focused in particular on the following industries:
However, we do not just provide tools for analysis. From planning and conception of a monitoring system to installation and commissioning to preparation and visualization of the collected data – you get everything from one source and can benefit from our experience from numerous projects.
At the latest when the first damage has occurred, Structural Intelligence should be used to ensure the safe continued operation, to calculate the remaining service life and even extend it if necessary.
In our web portals MIC.Foundation, MIC.Tower, MIC.Blade, MIC.Bridge and MIC.Construction we consolidate and cleanse data from various sources. We evaluate them, relate them to each other and prepare them in a dashboard so that the user can recognize the condition of the wind turbine at a glance and take appropriate action.
"Wölfel offers flexible and efficient structural health monitoring that can be individually integrated into our system
depending on the monitoring requirements. In the field of structural health monitoring, we see Wölfel as one of the leading international
companies with whom we maintain close cooperation and support our systems in numerous wind farms."
BECKHOFF Automation GmbH & Co. KG
"Wölfel’s Structural Health Monitoring System, which is installed on all foundations of our wind farm,
supports the condition-based planning of our structural inspections and thereby helps us optimize our operational costs."
Northland Deutsche Bucht GmbH
"Wölfel was one of the first companies on the market with the competence to offer monitoring for offshore structures. Wölfel has been supporting us for many years, from the design of the system to the delivery and installation of the sensors to the data analysis and engineering evaluation of the results. Our experience with the Wölfel system was very good."