MET4WIND EVENT

Date: 28th April 2022

Platform: TEAMS 

Fee: No charge


Hosted by the British Gear Association the Met4Wind project team would like to invite you to join our online work shop on Thursday 28th April 2022. 


About the project.

Met4Wind (Metrology for enhanced reliability and efficiency of wind energy systems) is a European Research project within the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Download latest newsletter here.


Why Met4Wind ?

The mechanical components of Wind Energy Systems (WES) are exposed to the highest loads, with torques of up to 20 MNm acting on the blades, and these are transmitted to the drivetrain’s components. Therefore, the requirements on these parts are high and this often results in tight manufacturing tolerances related to their size and mass. Reliable verification of manufacturing tolerances through accurate measurements is a critical part of quality assurance. This project will improve industrial measurement capabilities for the mechanical parts of WES following the Manufacturing Metrology Roadmap 2020 and it will help to accelerate the energy transition by enhancing the efficiency of WES technology.


Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to enhance the reliability and efficiency of WES by ensuring the traceability of the measurements of their mechanical components, thereby improving industrial production processes in order to fulfil the demands of the Manufacturing Metrology Roadmap 2020. The specific objectives of the project are:


1. To investigate fast optical and multi-sensor measurement methods for roughness, form, and dimensions of mechanical components of WES and to determine the associated uncertainties.

2. To develop improved measurement and evaluation methods for the surfaces of industrial and WES drivetrain components, considering material properties, when appropriate.

3. To develop a digital twin (DT) of drivetrain and turbine blades to predict the degradation in the turbine’s efficiency.

4. To evaluate and improve the accuracy of machine tool measuring stations for fast and flexible inline metrology operating in harsh environments    


About the event. 

The workshop will:

  • inform you of the progress of the Met4Wind project (19ENG07 Metrology for enhanced reliability and efficiency of wind energy systems)
  • show how the project will benefit your organisation
  • let you know how you can get involved

The proceedings will include guest speakers and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions of the Met4Wind contributors.


Workshop Agenda


12.00-12.15    Welcome, opening and Presentation of the project, Martin Stein (PTB)

12.15-12.30    Industrial Keynote, Christian Fenselau, Vestas

12.35-12.55    Overview of WES gear metrology developments, Robert Frazer (NCL)

13:00-13.20    Benefits of digital twin models in gear metrology, Ole Balling (AU)

13:25-13:45    Metrology for improved rotational accuracy, Tuomas Tiainen, Raine Viitala, (Aalto)

13:50-14:10    Challenges and solutions in WES metrology, Felix Balzer (Hexagon)

14:15-14:35    Optical measurements of blades using drones, Claus Brøndgaard Madsen (Aalborg University)

14:40-15:00    Conclusions and discussion, Martin Stein (PTB)


If you would like to register offline please contact Kirsty in the BGA office : admin@bga.org.uk


* Please note agenda is subject to change.