David Futter, FInstP
Product Manager, Bachman Monitoring
BiographyDavid Futter has been working in condition monitoring for the energy industry for 29 years. He is now Product Manager for Bachmann Monitoring GmbH in Germany. He studied Physics at the University of Bristol, graduating in 1989. He then spent 28 years at Ratcliffe Technology Centre, for CEGB, PowerGen, E.On and Uniper. In the early 1990s he was part of the team that pioneered remote vibration monitoring services for thermal plant and for the last 15 years has been introducing similar techniques for wind turbines. This has included creating methods for optimising monitoring efficiency and developing new methods for incorporating process data into condition monitoring. As Product Manager for Bachmann his role includes optimising the product range to support advanced monitoring services. He sits on the BINDT Vibration Analysis expert panel, and BSI/ISO committees for Vibration and Condition Monitoring. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
- Cutting O&M costs using data-driven technologies
Towards a Health and Usage Monitoring System for Wind Turbines