Wind Turbine Joint Monitoring

Protect 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.

Vacuum monitoring on wind turbine internal bolt arrangement

The above diagrams show how the system would be applied to a turbine bolt arrangement.