GE debuts high-speed turbine blade inspection system

By Michelle Froese Today at Blade O&M Forum in Dallas, GE Renewable Energy announced the availability of a new ground-based blade inspection system, combining thermal imaging technology and wide-band acoustic spectral analysis to detect anomalies on blades across an entire wind fleet, including both GE and non-GE turbines. The system will enable GE’s customers to manage blade assets more proactively and has the proven potential to reduce blade O&M costs by up to ~25%.
GE’s new thermal system is mounted to the bed of a truck and taken to the base of a turbine. The camera system takes images of blades (while the

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