Brüel & Kjaer Vibro A/S
Brüel & Kjær Vibro is a global company with headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany and Nærum, Denmark and monitoring centers in China, Denmark and the US. We have 60 years of experience in Condition Monitoring in all industrial sectors. Over the last 10 years the company has been established as the leader in monitoring drive trains of wind turbines. More than 5,000 online condition monitoring systems in the wind power market reflect the high degree of confidence manufacturers, owners and operators of wind turbines have in our ability to provide reliable analysis, diagnostics and maintenance advice.
Not only has Brüel & Kjær Vibro developed a fieldtested monitoring system dedicated to wind power plants. We have also introduced a unique service programme in which a team of ISO 18436-2 Cat. II and III certified diagnostic engineers, carries out the monitoring, diagnostics and reporting tasks. Thanks to its ability to assess the severity of every identified fault, our efficient alarm management system helps optimise the planning of on-shore and off-shore service calls. The severity of a developing fault is predicted based on years of built-in experience and sent to the customer together with a brief but detailed report. By identifying faults early we enable more uptower repairs, exchanging minor components instead of major components, thus ensuring a quick return on investment. We optimise uptime, determine the lead time to maintenance for operators and enable an effective service strategy. The entire system can be adapted to each operator, and each individual wind turbine, and thus be the platform for monitoring large, complex fleets.
The flexible configuration possibilities allow us to customize the solution to each individual customer’s CMS strategy. A close cooperation with OEMs, owners and operators, service companies, research organisations and universities allows us to continually improve our high-precision measuring instruments and products. We are very well prepared to meet our customers’ requirements.