Shock resistant (25g)
Vibration resistant (2.3g)
Power supply : 24V to 230V
Temperature : -25 to +45C
WindESCo’s platform revolutionizes how wind farm operators measure and utilize the wind to maximize performance while protecting expensive wind energy equipment. At the heart of the WindESCo offering is our intelligent rotor monitoring system, WeSense.
Loads that result in damaged blades, drivetrains and towers and ultimately, lost power production and profits originate in the rotor. Yet, rotor loads are seldom measured. As wind turbines have become more powerful and advanced, existing rotor monitoring systems haven’t kept up with the demands ofoperating assets, are prohibitively expensive and difficult to retrofit with limited configuration options. WindESCo has partnered with leading industrial automation technology provider, Phoenix Contact to offer a unique, cost effective and robust rotor load monitoring system that utilizes blade loading to offer the most complete data available to wind technicians.
WeSense can be easily retrofitted to an existing operational turbine and is designed to handle hundreds of millions of rotations while mounted in the turbine hub. Made with durable IP66 rated industrial enclosure, the WeSense utilizes waterproof connectors to protect against moisture and features a surge protection system to protect against lightning strikes.
The WeSense unit collects signals from Nodes bonded at the root of each turbine blade. Developed in house, WindESCo has optimized these sensors for accuracy, temperature independence, cost effectiveness, ease of installation and longevity.
WindESCo has conducted extensive testing using a load frame and environmental chamber to select the correct material and manufacturing process to ensure that Nodes provide reliable data. Accelerated fatigue performance testing was conducted on a full-scale blade undergoing an IEC structural test to ensure that Nodes will last the life of the blade and beyond.
WindESCo’s platform also features an advanced auto-calibration feature to calibrate load measurements using the self-weight of the blade. When suitable conditions exist, the system enters calibration mode ensuring accurate translation of Node signals to load. By contract, industry standard loads measurement is not scalable requiring extensive manual calibration of blade sensors in light wind conditions.
Easy to install
Low temperature sensitivity
No drilling required
Rugged – IP65
Secure – IEEE 802.11i
Wide temperature range – -40C to 65C
Reliable even in metal environments
As the world continues to move to the cloud, security becomes ever more critical – especially for power plants. We have prioritized security while providing ease of access for our customers with the WeEdge. WeEdge is an edge computing platform within the wind farm firewall which collects data from the WeSense units installed at the wind farm as well as the SCADA system.
WeEdge provides critical real time turbine performance data without compromising power plant security and problems with latency. WeEdge also allows turbine-to-turbine communication and control bringing the power of IIoT to improve wind farm performance.
WePortal is the web application and API used to present the WindESCo solution data to customers. Built using the latest web technologies, security best practices, and cloud services, WePortal is highly scalable, robust and secure.
WePortal’s intuitive user-interface offers client-side features such as zooming, display value on hover, and png image export. Data can be exported from the system using a web interface, or with authenticated calls to the API. Wind farms are grouped by customer, and users with admin rights for their farm can grant or revoke access for other users without WindESCo involvement.