Applications

Wind Energy

Minimize downtime and control operating costs with predictive maintenance and advanced diagnostics.

With over 60,000 turbines in the U.S. alone and record growth expected worldwide, O&Ms are faced with a monumental and uncertain path to achieving an optimum balance between minimizing downtime and controlling operating costs. Discover two key strategies to help achieve this balance by harnessing the power of advanced test equipment for fast and effective troubleshooting and predictive maintenance programs.

Efficient Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis

Quick Answers: When problems happen, wind operators need quick answers. Troubleshooting and diagnosing problems help rule out and find issues to get to the root of the problem quickly.  With over 20 low-voltage and high-voltage tests and measurements, the iTIG gives insight into common and uncommon failure modes and weaknesses in rotating machinery.

Having the data to make intelligent decisions gives wind site managers tools they need to prevent unplanned downtime and to troubleshoot generators, motors, and related assets.

Predictive Maintenance for Wind Energy Operations

Harnessing Data-Centric Approaches: High voltage tests such as surge tests, partial discharge (PD) tests and others are essential for O&M operators who want to predict what failures can be expected using a data-centric approach.  Consistent testing conducted over time gives users trending data so O&Ms can spot weak insulation before it escalates into a critical problem. This allows wind farm operations to prioritize turbine servicing and schedule maintenance rather than risk unplanned downtime.

Electrom is a proud member of the American Clean Power (ACP) trade association.  Together, we are making renewable energy, in particular wind energy, a reality for today’s economy and for generations to come.  With a legacy fleet of wind turbine generators and record growth expected in the coming years, there has never been a better time to play a role in making clean energy the dominant electricity source in the United States and beyond.

Wind Turbines
Open Wind Turbine
Preparing for wind turbine generator testing…with a view.

Up-Tower Testing

Working in small spaces always presents challenges for technicians in a nacelle.  Up-tower testing is achieved with the iTIG’s rugged and lightweight design. Technicians can easily hoist the instrument and the compact construction allows it to be propped up in a work space or set on end if space is tight.

The iTIG is a compact tester for tight spaces
The iTIG is a compact tester for tight spaces.
Up-tower testing with the iTIG and Power Pack
Up-tower testing with the iTIG and Power Pack.
Technician up-tower
Up-tower testing.
Using the iTIG in a nacelle
The iTIG used in a nacelle.
Technician operating iTIG
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Up-Tower Reliability

Generator reliability and maintenance is a concern for all wind site operators and maintenance professionals.  Electrom’s iTIG gives O&M managers the electrical tests they need to verify generator health and insulation condition. Low voltage electrical tests are used to ensure that the generator can be safely energized and failure is not imminent. Higher voltage tests can be used as a predictive tool to indicate the longevity of a generator’s windings.

Use the iTIG winding analyzer to perform the following low voltage and high voltage tests that are recommended by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA):

iTIG IV 4kV at base of wind tower.
iTIG IV 4kV at base of wind tower.
Staging the iTIG and Power Pack at the base of a Wind Turbine
Staging the iTIG and Power Pack at the base of a wind turbine.
Electrom iTIG and Power Pack Up-tower
Electrom iTIG and Power Pack up-tower.
iTIG IV at a Wind Tower Entrance
iTIG IV at a wind tower entrance.
iTIG in a Haul Bag for Wind Turbine Servicing
iTIG in a haul bag for wind turbine servicing.

iTIG Features and Benefits for Wind Operators

Compact, Rugged, and Portable for Easy Up-tower Testing

iTIG is the most rugged 4–15 kV tester that is ready for in-the-field testing.

Electrom’s Power Pack is the only truly portable 30–40 kV power pack solution.

iTIG models with briefcase style cases are available.

Wide Range of Electrical Tests for Wind Generator Reliability and Predictive Maintenance

High accuracy tests and measurements including:

Advanced high frequency surge tests that find more insulation weaknesses.

Surge Comparison tests with EAR% or %WD calculations.

Partial Discharge measurement.

DC Hipot, Step Voltage tests, and Ramp tests.

Insulation Resistance: Megohm, DAR, PI

High accuracy 4-wire Winding Resistance, mΩ or µΩ

Electrom iTIG IV with clamps

Automated testing to Save Time and Get Consistent Test Results

Complete test automation from low voltage measurements to high voltage surge tests and partial discharge measurements.

Test automation is the best way to conduct tests the same way, every time, by any operator.

Automatic tests dramatically improves testing productivity; includes preset test parameters and Pass/Fail limits.

User friendly interface is intuitive and easy to use.

Advanced Test Reporting for Powerful Diagnostics

Trend analysis is easy by charting test data recorded over any time frame.

Results for each test set are automatically stored in a file.

Reports can be generated by the iTIG and saved to a company server.

Reports can be generated on a PC using Electrom’s TRPro report program.

Test data can be transferred from the iTIG to a PC or server using a USB Flash Drive, Ethernet or wireless connection.

Free technical and application support for the life of the instrument

Electrom Offers Models and Options for Every Budget 

Choose the model and options that fit your motor reliability and maintenance program.

Choose Model A, B, C, or D for varying levels of automation, reporting, and specific test sets, including partial discharge.

Explore the Most Reliable Family of Testers on the Market

Contact Electrom for detailed option sets and pricing for iTIG models.

  • 4kV
  • 6kV
  • 12kV
  • 15kV
iTIG III Power Pack Front View

Add a Power Pack

The iTIG plus the Electrom Power Pack equals lightweight and portable high voltage motor testing at:

  • 18kV
  • 24kV
  • 30kV
  • 40kV
Electrom product cases

All Testers and Power Packs are Self-enclosed in Rugged Carrying Cases for Portability and Field Testing Convenience

You can also buy matching cases for your additional equipment and accessories.