DESCRIPTION ROMEG MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

ROMEG Measuring system

Two laser measuring devices are set up infront of the turbine pointing at two differerent sections of the rotor blades. The two sections are scanned simultaneously. The axial tower oscillations are also recorded at the same time.

 

The measuring method is based on a laser distance measurement.

 

The measurements are taken with the turbine in regular Operation and in the subsequent data analysis we evaluate the behaviour of tower and rotor.

 

The results are immediately available on site after data recording and analysis.

 

 


basic measurement setup

The ROMEG system can be used as a  ground or nacelle version.

Different ways to measure using romeg: from the groung and from the nacelle

GROUND MEASUREMENT

In the ground measurement, the laser beam is directed at the tower. The profile contours are scanned at each blade passage and the times between the individual blades are determined. 

 

The axial tower movement are recorded between the blade passages.

Romeg system pointing at root and at tip

Nacelle Measurement

For nacelle measurements, the measurements are made in the 12:00 o'clock position. The blade contours are scanned at each pass and the times between the passes are measured.

 

The tower vibrations are recorded by a 2-axis acceleration sensor. 

Measuring process with the romeg top from the nacelle

relative blade angle

In the process of determining the relative blade angles, the measured profile data of each blade are averaged. The results represent the mean values of the measuring time. 

Measuring times from 5 to 10 minutes are sufficient to generate a large amount of data for a well-substantiated evaluation. 

 

Comparative measurements have shown that an accuracy of ±0.15° is usually achieved in the area of the greatest profile depth.

profiles with a blade angle deviation and profiles without blade angle deviation

In addition to the blade profiles, tower movements will also be recorded and illustrated in relation to the number of revolutions.

The oscillation pattern of the axial tower movement is a good indicator for the evaluation of the detected blade angle deviations. 

Clearly recognizable in the graphics is the decrease of the vibration amplitudes after correcting the blade angles. With the reduction of the vibration amplitudes, the damaging vibrations in the tower head are also considerably reduced

tower vibrations due to an aerodynamic imbalance

vibration analysis of the tower movement

In the vibration analysis, the time signals of the tower movements are disassembled or rather converted into frequency components.

 

The stronger the imbalance is, the higher is the excitation of the tower and the resulting tower vibrations.

FFT analysis of the tower movement

detection of mass imbalance

An eccentric mass distribution in the rotor  generates a positive or negative acceleration, following the earth's gravitational field. This positive or negative acceleration can be detected by a high-resolution rotational speed measurement. 

 

With the ROMEG system, the changes in the rotational speed are recorded for each segment between the blades.

 

A measurement of a turbine with mass imbalance  shows a characteristic distribution pattern of the rotor acceleration over the entire measuring time.

 

After correction of the mass imbalance , a distribution assignable to the segments is no longer recognizable.


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We would be pleased to make you an offer for the measurement and optimization of your plants.

Please contact us if you have any questions on this subject.

 

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