Revolutionizing Wind Turbine Maintenance: How Big Data Analytics and IoT help Wind Farm Operators to Maximize their ROI?

Ideally, a wind turbine must be ready to operate any time the wind blows. However, this is not always the case due to unexpected failures. Wind turbines consist of various moving parts and mainly operate in remote areas. Therefore, a reactive maintenance approach is very costly due to emergency repairs and decreased availability.

Big Data analytics and IoT revolutionize the maintenance approach by turning the unexpected failures into accurate predictions. Most of the faults give the early signals before they lead to a breakdown. The signal can be a change in the vibration or a deviation in the temperature. The challenge is to capture these anomalies for each component of every wind turbine in real-time. A combination of IoT and Big Data analytics can achieve this.

Predictive maintenance strategy helps operators to avoid emergency repairs and make the most of their assets. Moreover, having a real-time health status of the turbine prevents unnecessary routine maintenance and allows operators to make better decisions related to inventory of spare parts and logistics.

The real business value of Big Data analytics and IoT is drawing attention from industry and academia. The big manufacturers of wind turbines continuously work on improving their accuracy in predictions. A variety of companies ranging from multinationals to start-ups offer solutions to digitalize the wind farms. New and more accurate algorithms to detect the anomalies are published in academic journals.

Participate in the forum in Berlin to follow up with the current status of Big Data analytics and IoT in wind power. What are the best practices? What are the cutting-edge technologies applied in the field? What are the opinions of the experts on future developments? What further business value can be created?

Leadvent Group is organizing the Windpower Data and Digital Innovation Forum. The latest updates and cutting-edge technologies will be discussed at the Forum by experts from industry leading companies, research centers and universities. It is a unique opportunity to learn from the best professionals of the field. Take your place among them and keep up with the latest activities of Big Data and IoT in wind industry!

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