Drive train with main shaft supported by two spherical bearings that transmit the side loads directly to the frame by means of the bearing housing. This prevents the gearbox from receiving additional loads, reducing malfunctions and facilitating its service.
Aerodynamic primary brake by means of full-feathering blades. In addition, a hydraulically-activated mechanical disc brake for emergencies is mounted on the gearbox high speed shaft.
The Gamesa G87-2.0 MW wind turbine generator uses the "total lightning protection" system, in accordance with standard IEC 61024-1. This system conducts the lightning from both sides of the blade tip down to the root joint and from there across the nacelle and tower structure to the grounding system located in the foundations. As a result, the blade and sensitive electrical components are protected from damage.
The Generator is a doubly fed machine (DFM), whose speed and power is controlled through IGBT converters and PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) electronic control. Benefits:
Gamesa SGIPE and its new generation Gamesa WindNet™ (wind farm control systems), developed by Gamesa, that allow realtime operation and remote control of wind turbines, meteorological mast and electrical substation via satellite-terrestrial network. Modular design with control tools for active and reactive energy, noise, shadows and wake effects. TCP/IP architecture with a Web interface.
Predictive Maintenance System for the early detection of potential deterioration or malfunctions in the wind turbine’s main components. Benefits:
Aerodynamic blade tip and mechanical component design minimize noise emissions. In addition, Gamesa has developed the Gamesa NRSTM noise control system, which permits programming the noise emissions according to criteria such as date, time or wind direction. This achieves the goals of local regulation compliance as well as maximum production.
Gamesa’s doubly-fed wind turbines and Active Crowbar and over sized converter technologies ensure the compliance with the most demanding grid connection requirements. Low voltage ride-through capability and dynamic regulation of active and reactive power.
Power curve calculation based on DU (Delft University) and FFAW3 airfoils. Calculation parameters: 50 Hz grid frequency; tip angle pitch regulated; 10% turbulence intensity and a variable rotor speed ranging from 9.0-19.0 rpm.