Prüftechnik Condition Monitoring has presented Vibguard XP, a new version of its Online Condition Monitoring system Vibguard which is especially suited for the wind industry.
Vibguard XP is suitable for onshore and offshore applications, and is DNV GL certified (Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd). Vibguard XP collects signals simultaneously on 20 channels and processes them, in parallel, to characteristic overall vibration values, spectra and time waveforms. This keeps reaction times short and enables diagnosis measurements on every measurement point of the drive train if a fault is identified. With the addition of Prüftechnik’s hybrid triaxial sensor, which measures down to 0 Hz, movement of the tower and even ice on the blades can be detected. An event recording functionality allows the capture of transient events with a pre- and post-trigger time. Vibguard XP provides a MODBUS TCP interface which allows a seamless integration between the WEA controller and the Online CMS.