windenergie

Structured cabling within an onshore wind turbine

Inside the tower of a wind turbine, many cables are connected for the communication between the different turbines as well as for monitoring and control between base of the tower and the nacelle.
The space within the tower, and particularly within the cabinet is very limited. In order to have a cost-efficient and highly available cabling connection, it is vital that all components are industrial high-class and enable space saving.

To meet the demanding requirements of maximum uptime, celerity and quality are mandatory at every on-site installation and service assignment all over the world. Installation and maintenance costs are reduced by organized cabling as the service team can react within shortest time.

Structured and organized cabling with clear labeling and numbering of ports is one of the key criteria to achieve an efficient cabling system that can be exchanged, enlarged or adapted easily and safely. By having a clear structure of the cables in the cabinet, safety and security will increase as the service team will only need to touch the cables indicated.

Modularity of the patchpanel supports the flexibility of the complete system. The cables and connectors used must be high-class in order to ensure long-lifetime and availability of the complete system.

Modular industrial patchpanel – MIPP

The Modular industrial patchpanel delivers the following benefits:

  • Save space: the product requires only limited space
  • Save costs: thanks to high port density and port numbering
  • Increase uptime: the port numbering supports a structured cabling
  • Efficiency: celerity and quality of installation and on-site service increase due to well-defined and organized cable structure
  • Improve security and safety: the service team is only touching the required cables

Modularity

  • Protect investment: the system can be easily adapted and changed
  • Maximum flexibility: different number of modules with different connectors (SC, LC and RJ45) can be connected at one panel
  • Connectivity: requirements of the customers can be easily fulfilled as different connector and cable types can be connected

Industrial design

  • Maximum availability: large temperature range and industrial metal housing
  • Save space: DIN Rail mounting and small housing design

Solution:

Thanks to the design of all components, space saving can be achieved and maximum availability is guaranteed even in harsh environments.
Be certain, the Belden modular industrial patchpanel ensures maximum uptime of the power generation in combination with highest flexibility.

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Modular industrial patchpanel – MIPP

The Modular industrial patchpanel delivers the following benefits:

  • Save space: the product requires only limited space
  • Save costs: thanks to high port density and port numbering
  • Increase uptime: the port numbering supports a structured cabling
  • Efficiency: celerity and quality of installation and on-site service increase due to well-defined and organized cable structure
  • Improve security and safety: the service team is only touching the required cables

Modularity

  • Protect investment: the system can be easily adapted and changed
  • Maximum flexibility: different number of modules with different connectors (SC, LC and RJ45) can be connected at one panel
  • Connectivity: requirements of the customers can be easily fulfilled as different connector and cable types can be connected

Industrial design

  • Maximum availability: large temperature range and industrial metal housing
  • Save space: DIN Rail mounting and small housing design

Industrial grade copper patch cables

These industrial cables deliver the following benefits:

  • Reliability: tough cables that keep on performing
  • Increase productivity: reduced service and maintenance costs
  • Maximum uptime and productivity: due to consistent signal transmission

Industrial grade cabling

  • Maximum flexibility: wide operating temperature and a choice of design for confident installation in multiple locations
  • Enhance EMI performance: high screen coverage in combination with Belden’s Beldfoil technology enhances electromagnetic interference (EMI) performance, maintaining signal integrity and reliable system performance
  • Durability: stranded conductors for maximum flex life, durability and consistent data communication
  • Maximum protection: choice of cable jackets for assured protection within varying and extreme conditions

Flexibility

  • Greater flexibility: broad range with a choice of conductors and cable jackets to suit application-specific requirements and budget constraints
  • Reduce cost: through limited space installation
  • Increase system uptime and synergies: from a joint structured cabling and port numbering system
  • Simple and reliable installation and on-site service: well defined and organized cable structure
  • System safety and security: easy identification and minimal movement of cables

Industrial grade tower cable

These cables offer the following benefits:

Torsion-proved cable

  • Stability: enabling stable communication within the wind turbine even if the nacelle is turned
  • Futureproof investment: guaranteed long lifetime despite the torsion
  • Confident installation: wide operating temperature and a choice of design for confident installation within the wind turbine
  • Highest protection: withstands the hardened environment within a wind turbine tower e.g. extreme conditions, (EMI) performance, maintaining signal integrity and reliable system performance

Customer specific products

  • Maximum efficiency: special variants of tower cable guarantee the most efficient communication system within the turbine
  • Perfect fit: less specification work as the product fits perfect into the system

Industrial grade Fiber patch cables

These highest class quality products deliver the following benefits:

  • Increase productivity: lower service and maintenance costs
  • Maximize uptime and productivity: long product lifetime
  • Maximum availability in harsh environments: water absorption types are available
  • Return on investment: long lifetime due to the protection via corrugated steel tape armoring, steel wire armoring and FRP armoring as well as resistance to oil and acid

Flexibility

  • Indoor use: possible thanks to a variety of halogen free and low smoke cables (FRNC/ LSNH) jackets
  • Outdoor use: possible thanks to UV resistant and rodent protection
  • Reduce process costs: high variety of fiber cables that fits to the patchpanel

Solutions

The Belden modular industrial patchpanel and the dedicated industrial copper or fiber cables provide a complete structured cabling system for wind turbines that ensures maximum uptime of the power generation. Thanks to the design of all components, space saving can be achieved and maximum availability is guaranteed even in harsh environments.

Efficiency and quality of installation and maintenance will increase thanks to the structured cabling - and maximum safety and security is achieved.

Case studies

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