Despite offshore wind turbines coming much later, their basic design is nearly identical to onshore wind turbines. However, there are a few key differences in design, and most of them start from the ground up.
pitch control systems
It’s time to stop calling advanced wind turbines “windmills.”
Understanding the guts and inner workings of a wind turbine requires being up to speed on electronics, physics, and mechanics. Depending on how involved a wind farm owner is on day-to-day operations, it may be hard to keep up with the lingo when seeking repairs, components, or pitch systems from wind turbine parts manufacturers.
The wind energy industry is become more and more reliant on modern technology. As the technology and stakes continue to rise in wind turbine control systems, there’s a need for new strategies in diagnosing faults.
When a wind turbine goes offline due to unplanned maintenance, the owner-operator can lose several thousand dollars each day. The most frequently cited culprit? At least one study has shown 23% of downtime is attributed to the pitch system. This is followed by the gearbox, frequency converter, and other culprits.
For any pitch-regulated turbine, you need a pitch control system within the overall control setup.
A pitch control system is a critical part of any successful wind turbine design — its absence would doom your project. Yet its definition is commonly misunderstood and misinterpreted.