Unidentified loads on blades leads to underperformance (2% to 10%) and an increased risk of failure, elevating maintenance costs (10%) during operations. The high safety levels required mean structures must be built to survive excessive, unwanted loads.
Fibersail is a shape-sensing system based on fibre optic technology able to measure the deformation of blades during operations. It has a simple process of installation that enables the turbine to prevent excessive loads through the control system.
• Maximised performance and reduced loads by detecting pitch and yaw misalignments.
• Prevents failures by reducing extreme loads.
• Prevents extreme failures by detecting structural behaviour differences.