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Power Performance Measurements and Testing to IEC standards

Accepted by all major turbine OEMs

Unique measurements of wakes and complex flow

True wind shear and wind veer measurements across the whole rotor

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Horizontal Wind Lidar, turbine / nacelle-based
ZX Lidars - ZXTM

Power Performance Measurements and Testing to IEC standards

Accepted by all major turbine OEMs

Unique measurements of wakes and complex flow

True wind shear and wind veer measurements across the whole rotor

ZX TM Turbine Mounted Wind Lidar

Wind turbine power curve measurements, and beyond, from a horizontal profiling Lidar, with unique measurements across the full rotor. Accepted by all leading wind turbine OEMs.

We are a ‘Continuous Wave’ Lidar

All turbines, all rotor sizes, always accurate.

Validate your wind turbine performance and reach financial close with nacelle based Lidar Power Performance Testing. Optimise asset performance with operational power curve and yaw measurements. Develop wind farm Lidar control strategies with wake steering and load control.

How it works
Design

Small form factor for easy installation and turbine integration

 
Design

Standard bespoke tripod frames available

Quality of data

Records measurements from 0-550m with high data availability at all ranges

Quality of data

50 wind measurement points per second optimised for Rotor Equivalent Wind Speeds, wakes and full shear and veer measurements

Quality of data

Laser focussed at each range for ultra high sensitivity and data recovery

Customer Care

Our Customer Care Charter defines our best-in-class support and services for our Lidar users. We focus on In-field Support, Validations & Verifications, Warranties and Training

Accepted within Turbine Supply Agreements

ZX TM is validated across multiple turbine OEM campaigns and is accepted within new and existing Turbine Supply Agreements for contractual Power Performance Measurements according to IEC61400-12-1:2017 (ed.2) and following the guidelines within IEC 61400-50-3:2022.

Wind Turbine OEMs

ZX TM used extensively by wind turbine manufacturers in the development and testing of modern wind turbine generators from certification and load assessments to prototype and upgrade validations. Bespoke integration frames are developed in coordination and under the approval of the WTG OEMs.

Lidar applications

Turbine Supply Agreement Power Curve warranty measurements

Operational power curve and Yaw performance

Turbine performance uncertainty reduction

Turbine performance degradation checks

Turbine upgrade verification

Static and Dynamic Yaw correction

Wind farm lidar control for wakes

Lidar Specifications

Configurations

3” Lidar optical head, 15 or 30 degree half-angle scan
17 horizontal ranges with configurable dwell times
15 vertical slices at each range across the rotor disk

Wind characteristics

Wind speed, shear, veer, wind yaw misalignment, turbulence, rotor equivalent wind speed (REWS), windlflow complexity

Scan & Data sample rate

Full rotor scan for REWS measurement
50Hz / 20ms measurements

Speed range

0.5 – 45 m/s (wind loading survivability up to 70 m/s)

Accuracy

Wind speed, 0.1 m/s
Wind direction, 0.5°

Measurement range

10m – 550m

Warranty / Maintenance

3 year warranty as standard
No factory maintenance or calibration required during 3 year service period

Size

LOH: 356 x 285 x 823 mm
LCU: 209 x 513 x 630 mm
Cable length: 10 m (or 15m option)

Weight

Lidar Optical Head (LOH): 20 kg
Lidar Control Unit (LCU): 29 kg
Turbine Integration Kit (TIK): 35kg

IP Rating

LOH: IP 66 LCU: IP 65
Marine atmosphere compliant
(IEC 60068-2-52)
Operating humidity 0 to 100% RH

User interface

Web-based interface via laptop, mobile or tablet

Temperature range

LOH: -30 to 50˚C
LCU: -40 to 60˚C

 
USE CASES

Tried and tested

The Use Cases presented here have been tried and tested over the last decade. Lidar users help to inform standards which in turn help to drive change. New Use Cases are being developed all of the time. Benefits are gained throughout a project lifecycle.



Understand a turbine’s true potential with a nacelle based power curve measurement.

ZX TM provides full rotor wind measurements and turbine motion-compensated true Hub Height measurement.

Remove uncertainties with flow distortion around nacelle anemometry by measuring ahead of the turbine in free wind flow.

Benchmark turbine-to-turbine performance  to identify any early underperformance from blade erosion, forestry effects or other mechanical issues.

See the full rotor equivalent wind approaching the turbine to identify wakes, ground-effects and yaw misalignment.

Measurements can be made according to industry-standard procedures that are accepted by turbine manufacturers, when included in Turbine Supply Agreements.

Power Performance Testing (PPT) compares the actual power curve of a wind turbine to the warranted power curve provided by the wind turbine manufacturer.



Wind turbine / wind farm optimisation and due diligence

Accurately measure power performance of wind turbines from the nacelle.

ZX TM has been installed on a Lidar-per-turbine basis to provide site optimisation to wind farm owners. Working in collaboration with site owners, turbine manufacturers and independent wind and economic consultants a Total Wind Farm Optimisation plan can be defined and implemented cost efficiently and with known paybacks.

Reduce uncertainty in P90, P50 and post-construction energy assessments and provide options for re-financing a wind farm with better-understood rates of return.

Feed machine-learning / condition monitoring performance analysis with more accurate wind data.

Calibrate nacelle instrumentation / transfer functions with free stream wind speed measurements and wind direction vs. yaw alignment.

More accurately apply wind sector management and optimise operational limits such as cut-out wind speeds.

Identify and quantify wake losses and provide options for better wake management throughout the wind farm.

 

Access to data

Your high value wind data is available through a range of communication protocols from Wi-Fi to a direct Ethernet connection and over mobile / cellular networks. On-board Lidar software helps to configure, check status and play live and recorded a timeseries.

Ancillaries

Lidar frame design for wind turbines

Our Engineering team can provide bespoke designs of Lidar frame to suit any onshore or offshore wind turbine. ZX TM is extensively used within the industry and we often have bespoke designs already available and approved by the WTG OEM for use.

Rent a horizontal profiling wind Lidar

ZX Measurement Services provide rental ZX TM wind Lidars globally working with our international team of Trusted Service Providers. This can sometimes be the best low-cost access to Lidar for quick turnaround wind measurement projects.

ZX Lidars - ZX300

Vertical Profiling Lidar onshore

ZX Lidars - ZX300M

Vertical Profiling Lidar offshore

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