Aug 21, 2017

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Foam Rings and Turbine Foundations

By: Joe Bruce

Foam rings are still used in the grout trough of a turbine foundation to prevent the grout from making contact with the anchor bolts.

 

Profile: ExxonMobil

By: Kenneth Carter

Providing the right lubricants to ensure wind turbines keep operating smoothly and for as long as possible can be a challenge, but ExxonMobil’s innovative lubrication...

 

Conversation

Jesse Dilk
Business Unit Manager Wind Energy | Klüber Lubrication NA LP

 

Turning Tower Lights Off

By: Capt. Edward Lundquist

FAA manager discusses the history and future of obstruction lighting.

 

Profile: HARTING Americas

By: Kenneth Carter

HARTING Americas combines innovative technology with customer collaboration to solve connectivity needs for power and data.

 

Conversation

Kent Pedersen
General Manager – Sales and Business Development | Avanti Wind Systems

 

Approaching Zero Downtime

By: Kenneth Carter

ServiceMax uses the Internet of Things in the field to help companies save money, resources, and improve customer satisfaction.

 

Profile: Valley Forge & Bolt

By: Kenneth Carter

Valley Forge & Bolt’s load indicating fastener could help the wind industry lower its O&M costs.

 

Conversation

Doug Herr
Director of Marketing, Technical Sales | AeroTorque

 

Wind Works for America

By: John Hensley

U.S. wind power is on track to supply 10 percent of the country’s energy needs by 2020.

 

The Power of Data

By: Andrea Miller

Real-time data collection is being used to optimize turbine performance and profitability.

 

Profile: Logisticus Group

By: Kenneth Carter

Logisticus Group makes sure massive wind-turbine parts have a problem-free journey as they are transported across the country.

 

More Wind, More Jobs

By: Kenneth Carter

The wind industry heads for new heights — and it will need a strong workforce to keep it soaring.

 

Condensing the Curriculum

By: Walter Christmas

Top five topics wind schools should be teaching future wind-turbine technicians.

 

Profile: Abaris Training Resources, Inc.

By: Kenneth Carter

Abaris Training takes its composite repair expertise it learned from the aerospace industry and channels it into teaching wind-power technicians.

 

Conversation

 Chris Pattison | Assistant Director of Wind Education and Professor of Wind Energy at the National Wind Institute

 

Diagnosing Wear Faults

By: Tom Barraclough

High-throughput screening of wind-turbine gearbox samples using the LaserNet 230 and automatic sample processor (ASP).

 

Profile: NTC Wind Energy

By: Kenneth Carter

Family-owned NTC Wind Energy supplies quality bolt caps and much more while offering value to its customers in a fair, honest way.

 

Conversation

Stuart Gillen
Senior Director of Customer Success and Partnerships | SparkCognition

 

Conversation

Steven Elrod | General Manager | BS Rotor Technic USA, LLC

 

Improving Joint Integrity

By: Pete Fuller

Three-part approach helps to reduce costs and increase production and quality.

 

Profile: ITH Engineering

By: Kenneth Carter

ITH Bolting Technology is a tooling and hardware manufacturer that focuses on engineering and bolted joint design.

 

Conversation

Philip W. Beck
Business Development Manager
Wind Measurement International

 

Cranes and Wind Power: A Critical Pairing

By: Kate Nation

From the day a turbine is erected, to the time it is ready to be taken down, cranes are necessary tools for building and maintaining wind farms.

 

Extreme Blade Transport

By: Mihir Patel

As wind-turbine blades get larger, the challenges of getting them to their final destination increase.

 

Offshore Wind Challenges

By: Karen Cassidy

Digitalization becomes crucial to supply-chain logistics for North American offshore industry.

 

Profile: Terex Cranes

By: Kenneth Carter

Through its commitment to innovation and quality, Terex and its Demag cranes have become a popular brand in wind-turbine construction.

 

Profile: GEV Wind Power

By: Kenneth Carter

Through robust safety protocols and innovative technology, GEV Wind Power strives to be the go-to company in turbine inspection and maintenance.

 

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Don’t Blame the Oil

By: Paul Baker

Transient events — not gearbox oil — are the leading cause of wind-turbine gearbox failure.

 

A Bolt of Knowledge

By: Shylesh Muralidharan

Weather-forecasting advances shed new light on lightning damage to wind turbines.

 

Profile: LM Wind Power

By: Kenneth Carter

What began as a vision has sparked LM Wind Power to implement a greener future while pushing the cutting edge of turbine-blade technology.

 

Conversation

Edward Wagner
Chief Digital Officer
Sentient Science Corporation

 

Looking North for Solutions

By: Jean François Nolet

Canadian wind energy is integral to North American transition to a clean-energy economy.

 

Syncing Up the Data

By: Marianne Rodgers, Alexander Medd & Thomas Levy

Project aims to standardize wind-turbine information in Canada.

 

Conversation

Walt Musial
Principal Engineer, Manager of Offshore Wind
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

 
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