The basic fault types of wind turbine blades are introduced, a novel blade surface damage detection method based on machine vision is being suggested. The network of wind turbine blade surface damage fault on-line monitoring and fault diagnosis system has already been developed. The system architecture, software modules and functions are described, and given application example illustrates the usefulness and effectiveness of this system. The result shows that this system can monitor the surface damage failure of the blade in real time, and can effectively reduce the blade’s maintenance costs for wind farms, especially offshore wind farm.

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