Thursday, July 18, 2019

Maintenance

GDF SUEZ to Upgrade 19 Gamesa Turbines in France

Gamesa has landed a contract from La Compagnie du Vent, a wind energy subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, to upgrade 19 wind turbines in the...

ACoS Condition Monitoring System Reduces Cost of Energy

Cost of energy (CoE) is the key measure of wind turbine efficiency, as well as being a top priority for turbine operators. Condition monitoring...

Excessive Water In Gear Oil Shortens Bearing Life

The additives in wind turbine gear oils can be very different for each manufacturer. Even the same manufacturer may use different additives for specific...

With Potentially Millions Of Dollars On The Line, Don’t Nickel-And-Dime End-Of-Warranty Inspections

Turbine owners, did you know that your end-of-warranty inspection may be the most important purchase you make since you bought the farm? The wind...

Specialty Lubricants Boost Efficiency And Reliability At Low Temperatures

The rapid expansion of wind energy throughout the world has been accompanied by a significant growth in wind power plant size. Rotor diameters of...

Preventative Measures Could Save Lives And Turbines In The Event Of A Nacelle Fire

Wind turbine fires scare the heck out of me and should scare you, too.Since modern turbines don’t have ladders both inside and outside the...

Foam Is Not Your Friend

During gearbox operation the gears churn air bubbles into the oil, which is called entrained air.  The entrained air, being lighter than oil, rises...

Thermal Imaging Scans Provide Personnel With An ‘Inside Advantage’ In Electrical Maintenance Tasks

Thermal imaging cameras are devices that can show you the differences in the amount of heat that is radiating off of a surface. The...
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