Published November 03, 2023
Did you know that the impact of identical erosion patterns can vary significantly across different blade models? AeroVista uses a high-fidelity digital twin of the actual blade model to estimate the AEP-loss based on erosion patterns tagged from inspection photos. The AeroVista analyses show that even if two different blade models have identical erosion patterns the AEP-loss will differ depending on the blade model.
An example is illustrated below where Blade A from OEM X suffer an AEP-loss of 2.7% whereas Blade B from OEM Y only suffers a 1.2% AEP-loss from the same erosion pattern. This equals to a difference of 1.5% in AEP-loss between the two wind turbines.
Using a high-fidelity digital twin of the actual blade type in question combined with detailed inspection data, AeroVista will provide you with a prioritized O&M plan of which wind turbines to repair/upgrade first.
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