LogiLube has entered into an agreement with electric utility Rocky Mountain Power for a field pilot of LogiLube’s SmartGear gearbox condition monitoring technology. The technology will be applied to three wind turbine drive-trains at Rocky Mountain Power’s 99MW High Plains Wind Project. The project, which contains 66 1.5MW turbines, began operations in September 2009.
LogiLube’s SmartGear technology provides real-time lube oil condition monitoring (OCM), predictive analytics of lubricant remaining-useful-life (RUL), automated collection of in-service lube oil and lubricant filter status. Maintenance plans previously based on a calendar schedule can now be tailored to be implemented on an “as-needed” basis. LogiLube began operations in 2013 at the University of Wyoming’s (UW) Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) entrepreneur incubator.