Case Study "Structural Health Monitoring Offshore Wind Farm Arkona" 1.93 MB
Case Study "Structural Health Monitoring Offshore Wind Farm Arkona"

Arkona is the most efficient wind farm to date in the Baltic Sea: off the coast of the island of Rügen, 60 wind turbines are located on an area of 39 square kilometers and have a total output of 385 megawatts. An individual structural health monitoring concept developed by Wölfel is designed to ensure that the wind turbines feed into the grid as continuously and efficiently as possible, incur the lowest possible costs for operation and maintenance and meet the requirements of the authorities.

White Paper "Probabilistic Approach for Detection of Scour on Monopile Substructures Using Measured SHM Data" 826.66 KB
White Paper "Probabilistic Approach for Detection of Scour on Monopile Substructures Using Measured SHM Data"

Substructures of offshore wind turbines have to reliably withstand environmental conditions, operational and extreme loads during their design lifetime that may exceed the time period of 25 years. Within their lifetime, they may experience damage and structural changes. This study proposes a novel, data-driven approach for the quantification of probability of detection (POD) for the structural change due to scour on a monopile substructure. To achieve this aim, numerical analyses with finite elements are combined with real measured vibration data from an offshore wind farm.

Case Study "Ice detection with IDD.Blade – No loss of yield due to unnecessary downtime" 351.09 KB
Case Study "Ice detection with IDD.Blade – No loss of yield due to unnecessary downtime"

If ice forms on the rotor blades of a wind energy plant, it must be shut down in accordance with official regulations in order to protect the surroundings from ice being shed. Critical ice build-up must therefore be reliably detected using technical measures. A meteorological sensor for ice detection was installed in the Hamwiede wind farm from the very beginning. However, it became apparent already in the first winter that the shutdown due to ice was very imprecise. False alarms and unnecessary shutdowns became more frequent. The potential of the wind farm could therefore not be fully exploited in the particularly high-yield winter months. Discover in our case study how downtimes at the Hamwiede wind farm were significantly and reliably reduced with the help of IDD.Blade from Wölfel.


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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.

Timo Klaas

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Study

Industrial engineering in dual study programme, Osnabrück University of Cooperative Education

Acadamic Degree

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Professional Motto

Let the wind do its job!

Working at Wölfel

A family business of colleagues with such deep expertise that we can work at eye level with the leading international OEMs in the wind industry.

Very broad field of work with the opportunity to tackle and implement things.

Great colleagues with fun and joy.

Cool location in Hamburg :-)

Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Wölfel

Study

Civil Engineering, TU Berlin

Acadamic Degree

Dipl.-Ing.

Committee Activity

WAB e.V.

Professional Motto

"Paths are created by walking them." (Franz Kafka)

 

Working at Wölfel

Working independently in a flexible, highly innovative company that makes a little contribution to the energy transition.

M.Sc. Alexander Jorewitz

Study

Industrial engineering in dual study programme, Osnabrück University of Cooperative Education

Acadamic Degree

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Professional Motto

Let the wind do its job!

Working at Wölfel

A family business of colleagues with such deep expertise that we can work at eye level with the leading international OEMs in the wind industry.

Very broad field of work with the opportunity to tackle and implement things.

Great colleagues with fun and joy.

Cool location in Hamburg :-)

Study

Civil Engineering, TU Berlin

Acadamic Degree

Dipl.-Ing.

Committee Activity

WAB e.V.

Professional Motto

"Paths are created by walking them." (Franz Kafka)

 

Working at Wölfel

Working independently in a flexible, highly innovative company that makes a little contribution to the energy transition.