in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has published its new "Guideline for the Certification of Condition Monitoring Systems for Wind Turbines," which GL RC says covers important requirements for the development, installation and operation of condition monitoring systems.

According to GL RC, the updated guideline reflects the latest developments of condition monitoring systems for wind turbines and future requirements.

"Currently, almost all condition monitoring systems are operating independently from the control system, and almost exclusively the drive train is monitored," explains Karl Steingroever, GL RC's specialist for condition monitoring systems.

"Future condition monitoring systems will be partly or fully integrated into the control system and include the monitoring of the entire wind turbine. In this context, the definition of interfaces between the systems is playing a major role," he adds.

GL RC's guidelines and technical notes are discussed in its Wind and Marine Energy Committee before publication. The company says the Wind and Marine Energy Committee represents the relevant groups in the field of wind energy, including public authorities, wind turbine and component manufacturers, engineering consultants, institutes, universities, technical associations and insurance companies.



Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Are Fitch Ratings' Claims About Wind Farm Underperformance Unfounded?

A recent report from Fitch Ratings suggests that wind farms underperform due to an overestimation of wind resources, but AWS Truepower says the analysis misses the mark.


SunEdison Buying First Wind In $2.4 Billion Deal

Global solar company SunEdison and its yeildco have announced an agreement to buy the Boston-based developer, a major player in the U.S. wind industry.


U.S., China Reach Ambitious Climate Change Accord

The agreement between the global superpowers leans heavily on the deployment of renewable energy, such as wind and solar.


What The Midterm Elections Mean For The U.S. Wind Industry

Both chambers of Congress are now under Republican control for the first time since 2006. How will wind energy fare?


GE Blade Crashes At Mehoopany Wind Farm In Pennsylvania

The turbine manufacturer says the Nov. 2 incident is "isolated and unrelated" when compared to earlier blade issues.

Renewable NRG_id1934
BG 2015DblBox_id2032
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015