Ice detection system for wind turbine

With the world’s most widely used ice detection system, you can get more out of your wind turbine, extend its life cycle and increase safety. The Labkotec system detects icy weather conditions and sends you an alert so you can initiate the necessary actions accurately when needed.  

Prevent accidents caused by falling ice  

Ice accumulating on the blades of a wind turbine poses a significant safety risk to employees and people in the vicinity. If ice comes off the blades, it can also damage nearby buildings and vehicles. Ice detection is often required to operate a wind farm in icy conditions. With the Labkotec ice detection system, you’ll meet these requirements.  

Optimise wind turbine usage and extend their lifecycle   

With the help of ice detection, the wind turbine operates optimally even in icy 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 the Labkotec ice detection system, you can extend the life cycle of the wind turbine.  

Ice detection is easy to start using  

The “plug and play” ice detection system is easy and quick to install on any manufacturer’s wind turbine, including wind turbines that are already in use. Installation does not require separate lifting equipment or separate calibration. You can connect the Labkotec ice detection to different SCADA systems, and update the software remotely. Also, its fully compatible with LabkoNet® – a flexible and easy to use remote monitoring system. 

The world’s most widely used ice detection system   

We have manufactured nearly 10,000 ice detection systems since the 1990s, and today Labkotec is the world’s most widely used ice detection system. We cooperate with all major wind power companies. You can rest assured that our field-proven system is durable and reliable. It is tested and approved by DNV and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. In addition to wind turbines, the system is used at airports and weather stations to ensure safety and to complete weather reports. 

The ice detection system can be equipped with warning light stations. The ice alarm is sent wirelessly to the sub-stations around the wind turbine. 

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LID-3300IP Type 2 Ice Detector

Efficient ice detector for icy conditions LID-3300IP Type 2 Ice Detector is designed for detecting icing conditions on the rotor blades. Ice reduces the productive capacity of wind turbines considerably and burdens their construction, which leads to an increased need…

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Intelligent ice detection system with warning lights

LID Ice Warning System

Intelligent LID ice warning system is designed for protecting people and property. The system warns people for icing conditions at an early stage. When LID-3300IP detects the icing condition, it gives an ice alarm by changing the state of the…

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