Climate changes affects the whole world, and as a consequence, the need to measure different environmental parameters increases. For example, by measuring water levels, CO2 levels, temperature and radiation as well as combining these different measurement values in real-time analysis, new opportunities opens to prevent, affect and correct problems in time.
Within the strategy area XGeMS - Next Generation Measurement Systems there is an example of this, in which STC in cooperation with the partner company Combitech, studied a new measurement method that faster can predict the risk of icing on the rotor blades on wind turbines. Using a new camera technique that measures the size of water droplets in fog, the measurement system can predict the risk of icing more quickly. This means that actions can be taken in time to avoid long downtime for de-icing. The result will be a safer and more efficient production of electricity from wind power plants.