Cold climate feature adds benefit.
In Ping we keep working on better and more efficient ways to provide constant and accurate monitoring of wind turbine blades by innovating and designing new solutions. For this reason, we developed an Ice Detection System.
Ice on turbine blades is a significant issue in some colder climates, causing damage and potentially becoming a safety hazard. This can lead to turbines being shut down for long periods and subject to dangerous ice load, resulting in revenue and energy shortages. We have developed a less costly and more effective software upgrade to our system, that continuously monitors blades to detect icing along with any change or damage, providing additional blade icing detection time compared to traditional methods.
The Ice Detection System uses an improved acoustic analysis to monitor the sound of wind turbine blades and detect the presence of ice on them, notifying operators through the cloud.
Early ice detection allows operators to minimise damage, improve efficiency, safety and increase energy production.
The continuous monitoring reduces costs on maintenance and unnecessary inspections, optimising wind turbines operation and revenue.