It won’t be long before most of Spain’s wind turbines have been in operation for 15 years.
In response, manufacturers, maintenance firms, developers and wind farm owners have started implementing lifetime extension plans to address their common need to increase aerogenerator service life.
SCI Control & Inspection meets this need with its new inspection systems specially designed to check for structural defects on wind turbines.
The company has designed and implemented an automated ultrasonic inspection system capable of checking welds on wind turbines while in operation and recording the findings.
Weld inspection on aerogenerators
The welds on the wind turbines are inspected by a magnetic crawler —developed by our R&D department— that accesses the exterior of the tower and is remotely controlled by an SCI operator on the ground. The main tasks it can perform are listed below:
Automated ultrasonic inspection applications
Advantages of automated weld inspection on wind turbines
SCI CONTROL & INSPECTION also provides the wind power industry with the following services:
Whether you’re an operator, wind farm developer or wind turbine manufacturer, we can provide the services you need. SCI Control & Inspection holds renewable energy certification and works with the sector’s leading companies.