Technology & Features
Blade Integrity Monitoring
with Real-Time Damage Detection
Sensoria™ technology was developed with a variety of features to deliver cost, time, and energy-saving benefits for wind turbine owners and operators. The solution transforms current wind blade integrity management processes with cutting-edge technology backed by decades of asset monitoring expertise and industry leadership. Engineered by a team of expert developers, Sensoria™ is designed to specifically respond to the needs of wind energy personnel. Sensoria’s features create a more seamless, insightful, and actionable blade management experience.
The Future of Blade Integrity Management
Sensoria™ utilizes advanced acoustic emission (AE) monitoring technology through a data collection system installed in the turbine hub, and sensors installed inside the blade bulkhead.
After damage is detected and verified by Sensoria™ data analysts, users receive real-time mobile alerts to enable immediate action. All current and historical blade integrity data – from a single blade to an entire turbine fleet – is stored in the Sensoria™ Insights data portal, making blade data accessible and actionable from anywhere in the world.
How AE Works
AE Monitoring Technology
Acoustic Emission is comprised of transient elastic waves generated by the rapid release of energy from sources in a material. These tests are typically performed under stress. AE is unique in that it senses movement and not geometry.
The sensors in the blades “listen” to the acoustic signals that components produce during normal operations and detect and track changes to the signal that indicate the onset and growth of damages.
Different kinds of damages result in different kinds of acoustic signals, enabling AE technology to characterize the damage type, severity, and location down to a single blade.
Real-Time Data Flow
Integrity data seamlessly travels from individual turbine blades to operators with easy, global accessibility. Immediately after damage onset and verification, operators are provided with the information they need to prioritize inspection and maintenance activities, making blade integrity smarter and more data-driven than ever before.
Acoustic Emission (AE) sensors are placed on a blade to detect damages, including cracks, corrosion, skin ruptures, lightning strikes, and high-energy impacts.
If damages are detected by the sensors and verified by a Sensoria™ analyst, an email alert is sent to operators and any other designated personnel.
Sensoria™ Insights Data Portal
Data collected from the sensors is immediately output on the Sensoria™ Insights data portal for immediate access and analysis.
Sensoria™ Dispatch Field Services
If detected damages require further investigation or repair, operators have access to MISTRAS’ suite of inspection, maintenance, and repair services through Sensoria™ Dispatch.
The Insights data portal offers blade integrity, damage evolution analytics, and trend tracking analysis for individual blades, full sites, and entire turbine fleets.
Sensoria™ is an equipment and service solution for wind blade integrity management.
Developed, manufactured, installed, and monitored by MISTRAS Group (NYSE: MG) – a leading “one source” multinational provider of integrated technology-enabled asset protection solutions – the Sensoria™ brand incorporates MISTRAS’ asset protection expertise and legacy of industry leadership to help wind energy organizations gain Edge-to-Edge Intelligence throughout their operations.