4.2 - Suitability of Tunable Fabry-Perot Spectrometers for Condition Monitoring Purposes of Gear Oils in Offshore Wind Turbines

B. Wiesent, D. G. Dorigo & A. W. Koch
The offshoring of wind turbines is an important factor for increasing the regenerative part of future energy generation. The turbines are getting larger and are often inaccessible for preventive maintenance during long periods of the year. Measuring the oil condition gives important information on gear health and helps to protect machinery from damage. Benefits of such measurement systems are cost savings due to an enhanced service life of the lubricant, increased lead time for maintenance...