Romax Technology Ltd has announced it is to provide condition monitoring services for Kruger Energy, a business unit of Kruger Inc that specialises in the development and management of renewable power plants.
Romax supplies solutions to design, develop, deploy and monitor wind turbine drivetrains, providing wind farm developers and operators with predictive maintenance strategies that improve reliability and reduce operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. The company will provide Romax with condition-monitoring services for two sites in the Ontario municipality of Chatham-Kent - Kruger Energy Chatham (KEC) and Port Alma (KEPA) – each of which has 44 turbines, generating enough renewable energy to power over 60,000 households across Ontario.
The services provided by Romax will include an in-depth analysis of the vibration data obtained from the fleet turbines. This analysis will be carried out eight times a year and will enable the company to work with Kruger in order to monitor and analyse the turbines, thereby improving reliability and increasing availability, preventing breakdowns and facilitating cost efficient maintenance. .
“Romax provides clear and concise reporting that delivers early warning and damage trending for drivetrain component failures, enabling us to gain an increased understanding of the condition of our fleet” said J. J. Davis from Kruger Energy.
Ashley Crowther from Romax added that increasingly, more and more wind farm operators are understanding the importance of installing effective condition monitoring services. As the industry strives to drive innovation, central to this will be improvements made in the field of O&M. The work with Kruger Energy is designed to provide them with the capabilities to minimise the risk and potential impact of turbine failure and downtime, and ultimately improve the efficiency of its wind energy operations.
Romax Technology was founded in 1989 and has over 220 customers worldwide, including the majority of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across the transport and wind sectors. The company is based in Nottingham, UK, and operates through 12 offices across the globe.