FloDesign Wind Turbines
A leading research and design firm building cutting edge turbines for the wind power industry requires a broad spectrum of data to be collected from deployed systems to characterize the structure and optimize power generation.
Bloomy developed a distributed network of ruggedized data acquisition systems to continuously stream synchronized data from a wide array of sensors with over 100 critical turbine measurements.
- Wind speed and direction
- Temperature, pressure, and humidity
- Rotor speed and position
- Turbine yaw position
- Braking control system
- Turbine and tower strain
- Inverter voltages, currents, and power calculations
The system provided a means of collecting and storing all critical measurement data offline for immediate use, while simultaneously providing remote access to real-time monitoring of system data and controls. Self-restoring network connections coupled with redundant data backup mechanisms ensured that even in adverse environmental conditions, individual system branches could operate independently to ensure data collection was complete and uninterrupted.