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WindBridge Advantage:
Easy Anemometer Replacement
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Paul Dvorak
Windpower Engineering
& Development
Moderator
Rob Lopez
Director of Business
Development
Nor-Cal ...
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a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · ...
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a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · ...
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a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · ...
#WindWebinar
a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · ...
#WindWebinar
a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · ...
#WindWebinar
a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · ...
#WindWebinar
a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · ...
#WindWebinar
a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · ...
#WindWebinar
a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · ...
#WindWebinar
a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · ...
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a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · ...
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a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · ...
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Paul Dvorak
Windpower Engineering
& Development
pdvorak@wtwhmedia.com
Rob Lopez
Director of Business Developm...
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WindBridge Advantage: Easy Anemometer Replacement for Any Turbine, Any Time

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Within the next years more than 80% of the wind turbines in North America will be operating past the expiration of the manufacturer’s warranty. This means these turbines be maintained under a series of mainentence contracts. The companies responsible for the now aging fleet of wind turbines are wholly responsible for their performance and profitability. A physically small but critically important component on a wind turbine is its wind sensor. The wind sensor, or anemometer is installed atop the turbine’s nacelle and directs the controls to yaw the turbine into the wind for optimal performance.

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WindBridge Advantage: Easy Anemometer Replacement for Any Turbine, Any Time

  1. 1. #WindWebinar WindBridge Advantage: Easy Anemometer Replacement for Any Turbine, Any Time
  2. 2. #WindWebinar q  This webinar will be available afterwards at www.windpowerengineering.com & email q  Q&A at the end of the presentation q  Hashtag for this webinar: #WindWebinar Before We Start
  3. 3. #WindWebinar Paul Dvorak Windpower Engineering & Development Moderator Rob Lopez Director of Business Development Nor-Cal Controls ES, Inc. Ann Pattison VP Marketing and Sales Lufft USA Inc. WindBridge Advantage: Easy Anemometer Replacement for Any Turbine, Any Time
  4. 4. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for
  5. 5. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for *Data  from  American  Wind  Energy  Associa5on   Wind Turbine Fleet in the US Today •  In  2011,  nearly  $40  billion  worth  of  wind  installa5ons  in  the  U.S.  came  out  of  warranty,   thrus5ng  the  financial  risk  on  the  owner  to  provide  cost-­‐effec5ve  opera5on  and   maintenance.     •  In  the  next  20  years,  the  U.S.  will  require  more  than  100,000  addi5onal  wind  turbines  to   supply  20%  of  the  na5on’s  electricity.     •  For  exis5ng  turbines  cost  effec5ve  replacement  of  turbine  parts  is  a  necessity.  More   energy  demand  required  from  an  aging  turbine  fleet.  Qualified  maintenance  services  can   cost  $100’s  an  hour!     •  Project  owners  need  to  find  ways  to  reduce  costs  and  increase  reliability  of  turbines   opera5ons.  The  WindBridge  can  help  with  this!  
  6. 6. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for Turbine Control Anemometry •  Every  large  turbine  requires  a  wind  sensor  on  top  of  the  Nacelle  in  order  to  operate   •  Tradi5onal  wind  sensors  require  regular  calibra5ons  which  is  a  re-­‐occuring  cost.   •  Tradi5onal  wind  sensors  fail  due  to  aging  technology  or  physical  damage  to  sensors   •  Sensor  replacement  is  dangerous  and  expensive;  requires  cer5fied  climbers.   •  Owners  &  Operators  need  a  solu5on  for  ANY  Turbine,  ANYWHERE,  at  ANY  3me.      
  7. 7. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for Examples  of  Wind  Energy  in  Extreme  Environments   Wind sensors must withstand the MOST extreme conditions
  8. 8. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for Replacement necessary in all cases
  9. 9. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for Wind Energy WindBridge™ The  WindBridge™  is  a  smart  signal-­‐converter  device,  configured  and  programmed  by  Nor-­‐Cal  Controls  Energy   Solu5ons,  Inc.,  designed  to  allow  exis5ng  wind  sensors  to  integrate  seamlessly  into  exis5ng  wind  tracking  systems   or  PLCs.     • Lu_  Ultrasonic  VENTUS  =  More  efficient  technology  (no  moving  parts)   • Nor-­‐Cal  Controls  WindBridge™  =  Signal  Conversion          
  10. 10. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for Wind Energy WindBridge™ (Cont.) »  An  easy,  drop  in  solu5on  to  replace  an  aging,  broken  or  outdated  anemometer   or  wind  vane.   »  No  modifica3ons  to  exis3ng,  legacy  system  (PLC)  needed.   »  An  intermediary  “bridge”  for  sensor  communica5on.       »  Nor-­‐Cal’s  WindBridge  emulates  the  output  from  the  anemometer  or  wind  vane.   »  Full  integra5on  support  from  replacement  to  power  up.  
  11. 11. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for And any other manufacturer ... Wind Turbine Communications with
  12. 12. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for Wind Energy WindBridge™- How it works The  WindBridge™  signal  converter  is  specially  configured  and  programmed  by  Nor-­‐Cal  Controls  to  aid  in  seamless  data  transfer  from  an  analog  sensor  to  the  cont   The  WindBridge™  signal  converter  is  specially  configured  and  programmed  by  Nor-­‐Cal  Controls  to  aid  in  seamless  data  transfer  from  an  analog  sensor  to  the  cont   The  WindBridge™  signal  converter  is  specially  configured  and  programmed  by  Nor-­‐Cal  Controls  to  aid  in  seamless  data  transfer  from  an  analog  sensor  to  the  cont   The  WindBridge™  signal  converter  is  specially  configured  and  programmed  by  Nor-­‐Cal  Controls  to  aid  in  seamless  data  transfer  from  an  analog  sensor  to  the  cont            AO  (Volts  or  Amps)     Pulsing  Output  (Hertz)   NRG  200P  (Wind  Direc3on)   NRG  40C  (Wind  Speed)   PLC  (Exis3ng  Legacy  System)   DO  (Grayscale  Binary)   or    
  13. 13. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for Wind Energy WindBridge™- How it works cont. VENTUS  Ultrasonic  Anemometer                                                                                                     (Wind  Speed  AND  Wind  Direc3on)   Modbus   PLC  (Exis3ng  Legacy  System)            AO  (Volts  or  Amps)     Pulsing  Output  (Hertz)   DO  (Grayscale  Binary)   or    
  14. 14. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for Wind Energy WindBridge™ - Specifications General  Specifica5ons   AC  Powered   DC  Powered   Input  Voltage  Range   95-­‐240VAC,  50-­‐60Hz   12-­‐24VDC   Maximum  Power   40VA     20W   Maximum  Inrush  Current   13A,  1ms  (240VAC)   10A  <  1ms   Vibra5on  Resistance   MIL  STD  810C,  Method  514.2     Shock  Resistance   MIL  STD  810C,  Method  516.2     Noise  Immunity   NEMA  (ICS3-­‐304)     Atmosphere   No  Corrosive  Gases     Total  memory  available    14.8K   Ladder  memory    7680   V-­‐memory      7616   User  V-­‐memory  7488   Non-­‐vola5le  user  V-­‐memory  128   Built-­‐in  batery  backup    Yes   Total  I/O    36   Inputs    20   Outputs    16   I/O  expansion    Yes  1     Typical  scan  (1K  Boolean)    1-­‐2ms.   RLL  ladder  style  Yes   RLLPLUS/flowchart  style  Yes/1024   Run-­‐5me  edi5ng  Yes   Scan    Variable/fixed   Number  of  Instruc5ons  229   Real-­‐5me  clock/calendar  Yes   Internal  diagnos5cs  Yes   Password  security  Yes   Built-­‐in  ports    One  RS-­‐232C  
  15. 15. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for Nor-Cal WindBridge™ with VENTUS »  The Modbus output from the VENTUS is translated in the WindBridge to the expected PLC input format. –  Heater for extreme temperature conditions and offshore applications »  The VENTUS has the following built in capabilities: –  Measures Wind Speed and Wind Direction –  Heater for extreme temperature conditions and offshore applications –  Air Pressure reading –  Virtual Temperature reading »  MTBF of more than 15 years
  16. 16. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for Wind Energy »  Ventus ultrasonic anemometer on wind turbines Wind Energy
  17. 17. #WindWebinar a passion for precision · passion pour la précision · pasión por la precisión · passione per la precisione · a passion for Wind Energy Example of Installation »  Cold Weather Environment – Minnesota »  NRG 40C and NRG 200P Wind vane »  WindBridge matching frequency of cup and vane sensors to VENTUS signal »  Low cost upgrade includes PLC analysis and integration by Nor-Cal
  18. 18. #WindWebinar Paul Dvorak Windpower Engineering & Development pdvorak@wtwhmedia.com Rob Lopez Director of Business Development Nor-Cal Controls ES, Inc. Rob.lopez@norcalcontrols.net Ann Pattison VP Marketing and Sales Lufft USA Inc. Ann.pattison@lufftusainc.com WindBridge Advantage: Easy Anemometer Replacement for Any Turbine, Any Time Questions?
  19. 19. #WindWebinar Thank You q  This webinar will be available at www.windpowerengineering.com & email q  Tweet with hashtag #WindWebinar q  Connect with Windpower Engineering & Development q  Discuss this on EngineeringExchange.com

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