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Oil Change Metric

For most operators when to change oil in a wind turbine gearbox is harder than reading tea leaves. Oil analysis results suffer from manual sampling, testing, and inherent noise. This leaves most operators without a true condition based approach to lube system maintenance. Our advanced analytics delivers an oil health metric based on 30,000 years of gearbox oil history. We clearly recommend where oil change, flush, filter change, and similar…

Press Release

One of Six Finalists in the Cleanweb category at SXSWEco

Fluitec Wind is one of six finalists in the Cleanweb category and will share its proprietary Big Data Analytic Platform for Wind Turbines. Fluitec Wind CEO Frank Magnotti is scheduled to speak at the SXSWEco Conference in Austin, TX today. As one of the six finalists in the Cleanweb category, Fluitec will share its proprietary Big Data Analytic Platform for Wind Turbines. The SXSWEcoconference is centered on furthering innovation and…

Press Release

First Offshore Wind Product Installation

Fluitec Wind, a world leader in providing data-driven condition monitoring services, has signed an agreement with a leading European Offshore Wind Farm. Without any new investment in capital equipment Fluitec will provide an analytics platform that gives their client a predictive and interactive lens into the health of each wind turbine generator and its major components resulting in improved operational and better financial performance. According to Mike Borden, Fluitec Wind’s…

Product Launch

New Analytics Platform

On October 1 we launched the latest version of our Analytics Platform!  Available now to all existing customers at https://analytics.fluitecwind.com.  The new portal offers intuitive visualization of operational and diagnostic data alongside targeted recommendations to reduce costs. Original Features All of the data analyses and display tools (Cross Filter, Parallel Coordinates, Component Analyzer, Query Wizard) focused on gearbox lubrication attributes remains active at triboanalytics.fluitecwind.com.  This is a powerful tool for…

Business Model

How Humans Digest Millions of Data Points a Minute

A problem that us humans have with using “big data” is how to digest all the interesting information. On wind turbines, there are hundreds of data points being produced a second. A single person may be tasked with monitoring and managing thousands of such machines. Digestion of this data is an important problem to solve if we want to use big data to make better decisions. Fortunately, this problem has…

Explanations

Case Study: Setting Multi-Attribute Alarms

A significant challenge in operating a wind turbine is to know when there is trouble on the horizon. A primary method is to take measurements of various parameters. Turbines are constantly logging attributes such as wind speed and temperatures. Alongside, there are periodic measurements taken, such as gearbox oil samples. These attributes as a whole can effectively define the operational performance, health, and likelihood of issues. In the following we…

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What are We Selling?

Fluitec Wind is a condition monitoring service that uses existing data. Rather than require novel expensive data streams, as other condition monitoring services, we gather turbine level data since commission and use this to profile the risk to the components. This is extremely low cost and small footprint with unparalleled predictive accuracy. Our one service, is decoupled (ETL, Analytics, Visualization) and has two distinct roles (Predictive Work Order Generation and…