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Exploiting the potential of a wind farm in the best possible way – this is not only the overriding goal of manufacturers and operators, but is also essential with a view to achieving the fastest possible energy turnaround. In our white papers in the categories Increase yields, Optimize inspections and Extend service life, you can find out how you can sustainably increase the efficiency of your wind turbines:

White Paper "How to Use 'Structural Intelligence' for Assessment of Offshore Wind Foundations and Reduction of Inspection Costs" 3.02 MB
White Paper "How to Use 'Structural Intelligence' for Assessment of Offshore Wind Foundations and Reduction of Inspection Costs"

Risk-Based Inspections can optimize inspection cost through prioritisation of high-risk failures and adaption of inspection intervals for low-risk failures. Find out more in our White Paper.

White Paper "How to use 'Structural Intelligence' to decide on the lifetime extension of wind turbines" 2.13 MB
White Paper "How to use 'Structural Intelligence' to decide on the lifetime extension of wind turbines"

Does your WT have service life reserves? This question cannot be answered adequately based on historical wind data, because the actual load of the individual wind turbines varies considerably. Find out in our white paper how you can use Structural Intelligence to make technically sound decisions about further operation based on real fatigue loads.

White Paper "Structural Monitoring to Optimize Lifetime Extension" 1.02 MB
White Paper "Structural Monitoring to Optimize Lifetime Extension"

Structural Intelligence in wind turbines allows for the monitoring and evaluating of the lifetime of the towers during operation. The data collected serves as the basis for lifetime extension assessments: The measured fatigue loads show the actually consumed lifetime of the towers.

White Paper "Lifetime monitoring in turbine towers" 616.89 KB
White Paper "Lifetime monitoring in turbine towers"

A wind turbine is one of the industrial structures with the highest vibration loads within its lifetime. It has to withstand up to 250 million load cycles within approximately 20 years. The vibration loads of wind turbines vary considerably depending on the location and operational mode of the wind turbine.
Even two wind turbines in the same wind farm may differ significantly in their vibration loads. In the design phase, these loads can only roughly be determined leading to potential reserves of turbine’s lifetime during operation.


Please contact us personally

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We would be pleased to support you in solving your problem concerning "Wind turbine vibrations" and advise you on questions regarding our system and service offerings in the areas of structural health monitoring, vibration reduction, sound and noise as well as structural design.

Dr.-Ing. Georg Enß

+49 40 524715262
enss@woelfel.de
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Timo Klaas

+49 40 524715265
klaas@woelfel.de
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Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Wölfel