Ice accumulating on the blades of a wind turbine poses a significant safety risk to people and buildings in the vicinity. The Labkotec ice detection system detects icing weather conditions and sends you an alert so you can initiate the necessary actions accurately when needed.
Optimise wind turbine operations
With the help of ice detection, the wind turbine operates optimally even in icing weather conditions. Combined with blade heating, ice detection increases wind turbine operating hours by minimising downtime.
Ice that accumulates on the surface of the blades strains the mechanics of the wind turbine and thus shortens its lifetime – and large masses of ice can damage the blades. When you use Labkotec ice detection system, you can extend the life cycle of the wind turbine.
Ready to use with easy installation
The ultrasound-based LID-3300IP ice detector is compact and easy to install. It is ready to use without calibration and fits all turbines from different manufacturers, including older models.
The LID-3300IP is easy to connect to wind turbine control systems using a relay, current output, serial or TCP/IP interface. Ice detection status, alarms and parameters can be monitored and adjusted through an inbuilt www user interface.
Meet the requirements
Ice detection is often required to operate a wind farm in icing conditions. With the Labkotec ice detection system, you’ll meet these requirements.
LID-3300IP ice detector system fulfils the requirements of PLd according to ISO 13849-1. Functional safety level PLd means advanced internal diagnostics by two independent microprocessors, secured control of ice and fault relay status, secured communication between control unit and sensor and more detailed fault detection and analysis. Only relay outputs are considered as safety outputs. Other outputs are possible and most suitable for certain purposes, but their safety features are not included to this functional safety assessment.
- Wind turbines
- Meteorological stations
- Communication masts