New inspection system for rotor blades

Monday, 19 September, 2016 - 10:30
Reetec’s new inspection system uses a camera to check the inside of wind turbine blades to analyze their condition. (Photo: Reetec)
Reetec’s new inspection system uses a camera to check the inside of wind turbine blades to analyze their condition. (Photo: Reetec)

Reetec will present two new products, its Multi Connection Cabinet RE-MCC for offshore wind turbines and RE-VIS, its vertical rotor blade inspection system at WindEnergy Hamburg.

Reetec will present industry-specific new developments and services from 27th to 30th September 2016 at the trade fair WindEnergy Hamburg, Germany.

The system RE-VIS (Reetec -Vertical Inspection System) allows for a secure evaluation of nearly 100% of the inner area of a wind turbine’s rotor blade. It uses a high-resolution video camera with rotatable swivel head with laser surveying. The previously used inspection method presented challenging working conditions for three service technicians in a confined space. This method provides very precise data very quickly and minimises Health, Safety and Environment challenges (HSE) significantly.

For external inspection from the ground, Reetec uses a high-resolution camera that assembles single shots into one complete view of the inspected rotor blade.

One modular cabinet for different components

The new RE-MCC compared to the traditional way of installing electrical components inside a wind turbine. (Photo: Reetec)

The new Multi Connection Cabinet RE-MCC for offshore wind turbines is a modular constructed technical solution into which any electrical component or electrical system can be integrated.

The idea is to harmonize operations of offshore wind turbines, where at the moment most electrical components such as the monitoring system, obstruction and navigation lights or fire detection systems, work independently from each other. Each has its own energy supply and backup system, with different concepts for control, communication, and engineering.

The RE-MCC system is flexible, integrates new information and simplifies the installation of electrical components. In addition, it can reduce the cost of hardware, installation, and commissioning, but most importantly it saves a significant amount of time due to the efficiency of operation and maintenance.

The new products RE-MCC and RE-VIS will also be presented at WindEnergy Hamburg in the Speakers’ Corner on Tuesday 27th September at 11:15 and on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at 11:45 in the passage between hall B1 and B2. Reetec will be at the trade fair in hall 5 at booth B5.406.

Tanja Peschel / Reetec

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