Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Maintenance

Comparing The Alternatives In Wind Turbine Oil Changes: Interval-Based Versus Condition-Based

In recent years, the world is seeing expansive development of wind power. Sage Oil Vac recently exhibited its products at AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2014 Conference...

Comparing Maintenance Options: OEMs and ISPs

The clock starts ticking the moment a wind turbine stops working. Wind turbine efficiency is evaluated in terms of minutes (of production up/downtime) and...

EDF Renewable Services signs O&M deal with DTE Energy

EDF Renewable Services has signed a multiyear operations and maintenance agreement with DTE Energy for the 75 MW Brookfield Wind Park. Located in Huron...

Moventas offers lubrication upgrade for WinWind 3 models

Moventas has developed a special gearbox lubrication upgrade for customers operating WinWind made WWD3 turbines, to extend their lifetime considerably. The first one of...

Siemens, Pattern Energy Agree to Long-Term Service Contract

Underscoring growing customer confidence in the valuable benefits Siemens Energy can provide with its flexible, longer term wind service agreements, the company has been...

Spider Provides Turnkey Blade Access with Largest Platform to Date

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, recently designed, manufactured and rigged its largest 360° Blade Access Platform (BAP) to date. The customer, Alstom, required access...

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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