We provide bespoke instrumentation, delivering a complete measurement solution including instrumentation campaign design, installation and data analysis.
The Predictive Maintenance Cycle
The predictive maintenance cycle is a continuous feedback loop that enables you to understand what goes wrong, when and where – then act on that analysis to refine maintenance programs, maximise long-term performance and minimise OPEX costs.
ONYX InSight supports you at every stage of the cycle. We collect, monitor and analyse your data in real time, which enables us to predict faults and make tailored maintenance recommendations. We then inspect your machinery at all life-cycle stages to inform improvements to asset management, quality assurance and problem resolution.
ONYX InSight has a long history of specialist instrumentation for wind turbines and industrial machinery. Bespoke measurement campaigns are planned according to the specific aims of the project – often relating to failure root cause analysis, serial design issues and problem resolution.
Main shaft load measurement
Strain gauges installed on wind turbine main shafts characterise loads during regular operation and transient events – providing unparalleled insights into the actual torque and bending loads, and helping to pinpoint the root cause of failures.
The system is fully wireless, negating the need for costly and unreliable sliprings. Batteries provide several months of uninterrupted measurement, with options for 3G/4G transmission of data from the turbine.
Strain gauges and displacement measurement
Solutions range from the instrumentation of bedplates and housings to understand ‘macroscopic’ deformations, right down to detailed measurements on ring gears, gear tooth roots and bearing housings – visualising the actual load distributions across individual components.