Wind Turbine Joint MonitoringProtect critical joints with 24/7 monitoring
24/7 monitoring for critical bolt arrangements and joints
Protect critical joints with 24/7 monitoring
Corrosion and fatigue on a vital joint can lead to a catastrophic failure of a structure.
Some structures, such as wind turbines, are greatly affected by cyclic loading. Corrosionpedia describes this as, “the continuous and repeated application of a load on a material or on a structural component that causes degradation of the material and ultimately leads to fatigue.”
Wind turbines, both onshore and offshore, operate in harsh environmental conditions, this makes them a prime target for corrosion and a potential weakening of the turbines vital bolt connections.
Installing a 24/7 joint monitoring system provides the perfect solution to these problems.
Where did wind turbine joint monitoring originate?
Fuelvac® is a double skin tank lining system for storage tanks over a decade ago. Designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, using solvent-free coatings and non-hazardous materials throughout.
The Fuelvac® system utilises vacuum technology to monitor a storage tank internally, protecting the steel and weld joints from corrosion, providing peace of mind to operators that no stored product can leak and pollute the environment via a structural failure of the storage tank.
Saving our clients both time and money as Fuelvac® protects the weld within a vacuum, providing monitoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
What does wind turbine joint monitoring do?
The joint monitoring system acts as an early warning indicator, allowing operators time to investigate an alarm and take action before a catastrophic failure of the structure occurs.
It provides 24/7 monitoring of the critical joints on a wind turbine whilst also protecting the bolt arrangements from corrosion.
The wind turbine joint monitoring system is quick to install and installation can take place on location.