ENSURING RELIABILITY FOR THE WIND POWER INDUSTRY
Wind installations are complex setups often operating under extreme conditions. This creates a need for reliable monitoring, precise troubleshooting and competent optimization to ensure efficiency.
To do so, the wind turbine industry needs business partners, who understand the need for high efficiency, maximum reliability, and minimum downtime in installations. With know-how from 20 years of experience in the wind industry, we work with leading players in the industry, designing and manufacturing reliable temperature and humidity sensors for demanding wind power applications.
Reliable temperature and humidity sensors for the wind industry
Our temperature and humidity sensors are designed to work under extreme operating conditions for both onshore and offshore wind turbines as well as turbines installed in remote sites. Our sensors for the wind power industry consist of:
- Resistance temperature sensors (Pt-100 or Pt-1000), sensors for monitoring of outside temperature, control cabinets, transformers, generators, gearboxes, bearings and brakes.
- Humidity sensors for monitoring of moisture in nacelle or tower.
Meeting manufacturability and quality requirements
Producing reliable sensors demands that suppliers meet manufacturability and quality requirements, which is why the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is an essential part of Senmatic’s operations in sensor production. The purpose of PPAP is to establish confidence in suppliers’ production processes, and to demonstrate that manufacturing is able to produce components that meet all requirements during the actual production run.
Core elements of PPAP at Senmatic is Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis (DFMEA) and Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEA), where we ensure optimal sensor development and production.
The vital role of reliable sensors - How to minimize downtime in wind farms
It is vital to ensure maximum operation time – and reliable sensors do just that, enabling a stable power supply in scalable set-ups.