Published: 04 September 2019 04 September 2019
South Australian company Ping Services will install 55 of its devices on turbines at a wind farm in the neighbouring state of Victoria as part of a three-month pilot program.
The patented device, known as the Ping Monitor, uses acoustic analysis, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to continuously detect wind turbine blade damage. The key piece of technology is the algorithm that can rate the health of the turbine based on its acoustic signature and monitor changes over time. The device magnetically attaches to wind turbine towers and actively listens to the blades’ acoustic signature while rotating.