For more information and details about sensors see PRODUCTS section.

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TYPEFUNCTIONSAPPLICATIONS


Geotextile Sensors



 Measurement of soil's strains, deformations and stresses

Soil foundations, embankment and slopes

 

Strain Gages Sensors



 Measurement of strains, deformations and stressesWind turbine blades, towers and foundations

 

Temperature Sensors



 Measurement of absolute  temperature on structure's surface  and relative temperature for  compensation of strain  measurements
Structural elements, engines, turbines, generators

 

Displacement Sensors


Measurement of displacement  between two gage points,  
Construction joints, crack/fissure  growth and structural members


Accelerometer

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 Measurment of accelerations from  DC to low frequencies Wind turbine blades, towers, engines, turbines, generators and control panels

​Inclinometer​


 Measurement of angular variation  and horizontal slope displacementsTowers, foundations and slopes

 

Pressure & Load Cells



 Measurement of loads and  pressures


 Foundation, embankment and  structural elements

Blade failures, Illinois

Crack and foundation failure, Nova Scotia 

​Wind turbine collapse due to structural failure tower, Kansas

WIND TURBINE FAILURES

​Wind turbine on fire, Wisconsin

WIND ENERGY

The wind energy production and their manufacturing have demonstrated to be the fastest growing source of power in the United States in the last years, representing 43 percent of all new electric generation capacity. Despite being a clean energy source it is not without faults and accidents. The wind turbines components are exposed to high levels of stress and strain due to the ravages of wind causing broken blades, towers' collapse, overturning and fires. 


The wind turbine blades are a critical component to the overall performance, reliability and cost of a wind turbine representing a meaningful portion of the wind turbine investment. With a remote monitoring system owners will be able to improve and optimize their security and maintenance programs,  performance and enhance its life.











The installation of sensors will allow them to measure and know the behavior of the components of the wind turbines (stresses, strains and deformations, speeds, temperatures, pressures and inclinations).


Below list of the sensors used to monitor the wind turbine components

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​Putting The Power Of Monitoring And Safety In Your Hands​

​Putting The Power Of Monitoring And Safety In Your Hands​

Example location of sensors for wind-turbine's remote monitoring