Transformer monitoring for wind energy providers
In the last 20 years, the contribution of wind power to the UK's energy needs has grown from 320MW in 2001 to more than 24GW in 2021.
A key asset within an offshore and onshore wind farm is the power transformer which connects the wind energy to the electricity grid. Power transformers have a design life that nominally is at least the typical 25-year life of the wind farm. However, transformers can develop faults well before the end of their life expectancy, leading to failure and ultimately downtime for the entire wind farm.
Transformer monitoring can provide immediate insight into the health of these assets and risk to availability. By continuously monitoring each transformer, developing faults are identified in real-time, enabling interventions to be taken to minimise the potential risk of downtime.
Our end-to-end transformer monitoring solutions deliver key insights into asset health, reducing the risk of unplanned outages and informing strategic decisions.
Developed for power transformers, TOTUS provides Asset Managers with a deeper understanding of transformer failure modes and how to manage them efficiently.
We provide a full range of expert services that deliver real value from asset monitoring technology, ensuring they are closely aligned with your KPIs and business strategies.
Connected Insights is a digital solution that provides expert analysis into asset conditions, translating diagnostic data into prescriptive actions.
The team at Kelvatek have an unmatched track record in delivering market-leading transformer monitoring solutions that have changed the industry. We are fully committed to continuing this journey, delivering solutions which meet key challenges and deliver value.
Significantly reduce the risk of sudden power transformer failure, associated costs and lost revenues.
Avoidance of unnecessary maintenance or replacement parts when power transformers are functioning normally.
End-to-end service offering with independent, extensive expertise packaged into the product offering.
Working alongside our customers to maximise value from assets through focus, support and collaborative delivery.
A key asset on a wind farm is the power transformer which connects the site to the electricity grid however, these assets can develop faults before their end of life leading to costly downtime to the wind farm.
An outage that lasts 6 months can cost an offshore wind farm up to £4m, whilst a repairable failure leading to a 7-day downtime period can cost up to £220k.
Transformer monitoring can play a significant role in mitigating these costs to wind energy providers and can offer a significant return on investment.
To find out more about the cost of downtime due to transformer failure, and the role of transformer monitoring, download our infographic.Wind farm Infographic
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