"Turbine owners can easily get up-to-date information on the status and performance of their turbines. This system allows the turbines to be remotely operated in complete safety."
“In the summer of 2021, we launched our new control system i4connected from WEBfactory. We set it up thanks to the integration of the Ewon Flexy industrial gateway from HMS Networks”,
explains Lars Koel, Service Engineer at WES.
“Turbine owners can easily remotely access their turbines and get up-to-date information on their status and performance. This system also allows the turbine to be remotely operated in complete safety. Wind turbine owners automatically receive monthly reports on performance and conditions such as power delivered and measured speed.”
Using the latest technologies in the data infrastructure and visualization areas, WES has established a system where their turbine fleet can be started, reset, stopped and optimized remotely by turbine owners. This can be done from anywhere in the world, on a computer, cell phone or tablet. WES’ system was developed to be as simple as possible by displaying straightforward and easy to understand dashboards.
On top of that, the combination of both Ewon and WEBfactory offerings gives WES’ end users 24/7 insights through “WES SCADA“, which is perfect for condition monitoring. Advanced performance information (such as Detailed Energy Production, Power Curve and Turbine Data) is graphically presented to provide the best possible overview. WES clients are then able to optimize turbine parameters based on accurate on-site conditions to achieve maximum efficiency. All data reports and graphs can easily be downloaded and exported.
The HMS offer stood out in the eyes of WES because it provided a complete solution, combining three “pillars”: remote access, remote monitoring and data visualization. In addition, this comprehensive solution turned out to be perfectly scalable and cost-effective.
WES has enjoyed many advantages by using Ewon and i4connected combined solution: travel (and so cost) reduction, real-time centralized insights on turbine fleet, easy remote control,… All of these can be summed up in one simple word: convenience.
Another big plus for WES is the «wow» factor when selling, as this integrated solution makes it possible to offer modern value-added data services to users. It generates new revenue streams for WES, as well as giving them a competitive advantage.
As we can see, harnessing field data can create tremendous value for both machine builders and end-users. Ultimately, choosing to implement a professional secure remote connectivity solution is a path that benefits everyone involved.
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