Improved time to market
In 2015 Germany´s first test facility for complete nacelles of wind turbines has started operation. The Dynamic Nacelle Testing Laboratory (DyNaLab) offers wind turbine manufacturers reliable tests under realistic conditions in the laboratory, contribute to the evaluation and optimization of established and future turbine concepts. The aim of tests on the test bench is to considerably shorten the certification process.
With the grid and the hardware-in-the-loop wind load simulations, various loading scenarios can be simulated in a reproducible manner and the performance of a turbine in the event of emergency stops, multi dips in the grid following storms and grid short circuits due to faulty pitch regulation can be tested experimentally.
As such, operational management and control can be optimised and models validated. This makes an important contribution to increasing the reliability and availability of turbines and, at the same time, also reduces maintenance and repair costs.
Investment: approx. 35 Mio. Euro
• Force application: dynamic application of 20 MNm bending moment, ca. 2 MN thrust forces
• Nominal torque: 8,6 MNm
• Overload torque: 13 MNm
• Drive Performance: 10 (15) MW
• Artificial network with 40 MVA installed inverter power
• Measurements: more than 600 synchronous, high resolution measuring channels