15 Jan 2023
Sulzer Schmid has launched its latest 3DX Damage Progression module designed to track damages and monitor how they develop over time. By comparing the evolution of blade damages from one inspection campaign to another, the new module enables blade experts to make informed decisions for maintenance and repairs. The new 3DX Damage Progression module allows users to compare damages which have been recorded during previous inspections with new inspection data. Thanks to the user-friendly interface, the progression of a damage is displayed in a time series of recorded inspections, so that it can be easily evaluated. In this way, leading-edge erosion for example, can be closely monitored and its evolution tracked in a so-called “damage chain”. The rich inspection data is used to accurately identify, localize, measure, and classify damages. This means that for each subsequent inspection it is always possible to find the exact location and history of any damage, review, and evaluate its evolution. This makes the planning of repair campaigns more efficient, saving downtime and optimizing blade repair budgets. Being able to compare inspection data with historical data also facilitates the quality assessment of repairs. This additional module is available on the proprietary browser-based 3DX Blade Platform, which integrates all the inspection information in one place, providing an overview of the blade health of the entire fleet of wind turbines.
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