The flexibility of our dataloggers enables us to connect to virtually any third-party sensor, whilst we have built special relationships with respected sensor manufacturers to develop accurate and cost-effective systems that benefit our users.
Sensors vary dependent on which stage the wind energy project is at: typically meteorological sensors are used for site surveys. (Note here that we are able to provide systems for both on and offshore site studies, and that taller masts are not a problem for our installation partners.)
Once the wind farm is up and running, the calibration masts require meteorological sensors with the addition of oceanographic sensors. Our systems are tried and tested and can successfully monitor both at the same time and handle data retrieval and telemetry.
The turbines themselves need to be monitored the same way you would other power plants, and a range of temperature sensors, pressure sensors and current sensors can be employed. The towers should be monitored for stress, vibration and fatigue in the same way Campbell dataloggers are used for bridge monitoring.
See the list below for more details of the type of measurements that can be monitored.