Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Maintenance

Condition Monitoring Failure Is Not an Option

One question that stands out in the wind industry is if we can revisit time-tested fundamentals and practices already proven successful in other industries...

Composite Electroless Nickel Coatings for the Wind Energy Industry Varieties and Performance Advantages

Coatings can be advantageous, and, in many applications, they are essential for proper performance, protection, lifetime, and many other factors. Therefore, selecting the proper...

Condition Monitoring Does Not Need To Be Overwhelming

While condition monitoring has a rather simple definition, it is only when we are caught up in “analysis paralysis” syndrome that our minds get...

Centrica Energy Benefits from Romax Insight’s Wind Farm Solution Services

A multi-national integrated energy business and parent company of British Gas, Centrica Energy has 27.9 million customer accounts and a total operating profit of...

Schneider Electric Offers Most Comprehensive Support Package in the Wind Market

It’s no secret that wind farm operators, like all renewable energy generators, struggle with maximizing power generation. In addition to performing maintenance at optimal...

Safety Should Always Come First

We should all take the time to thank wind turbine technicians for wearing their safety gear and following safe work practices. Day after day,...

High-Quality Repair Stations Vs. Up-Tower Repair

In the wind industry, it is well-known that a downed tower results in major financial losses. The question arises: how can turbines get up...

HUVR Launches with $2 Million Funding; FAA Approved Drone-Based Data Analytics Company

HUVRData, LLC, the drone-based data analytics company, officially launched and announced $2 million in funding from angel investment organizations that include the Central Texas...

GE Plans Wind Education Center in China

GE has announced that it will build a new wind education center in Shenyang, China. The approximately 500-square-meter facility will be built on the...

Wanzek Applies Lean Kaizen Approach To Improving O&M

The wind industry rebounded in 2014. According to the American Wind Energy Association, the 4,854MW of wind capacity added during 2014 was more than...

Moventas Makes Significant Updates To Repair Program

Moventas recently announced improvements to its Gearbox Pooling Program. With the improvements which include faster delivery, upgraded boxes, leading warranties, and new gearbox availability...

Deepwater Wind Selects Local Firm For Crew Transfer

Rhode Island Fast Ferry recently signed a 20-year contract with Deepwater Wind for the transfer of maintenance and service crews at the Block Island...

GE Envisions The Next Generation Of Wind Farms

GE recently announced the launch of its Digital Wind Farm, a dynamic, connected, and adaptable wind energy ecosystem that pairs world-class turbines with the...

Working Safely In The Blazing Summer Heat

You wouldn’t leave your dog in a car on a hot, sunny day. So, why would you leave your wind technician in a turbine...

Moventas Opens Multi-Brand Service Shop In Minnesota

Moventas, one of the world’s leading wind gear manufacturers and service providers, has opened a wind gearbox service workshop in St. Paul, Minnesota, answering...

Shermco Staffer Pens Electrical Maintenance E-Book

John Wiley Publishing, known for its extensive For Dummies collection of ‘how-to’ books, has published “Electrical Systems Maintenance for Dummies” by Lynn Hamrick, PE,...

PSI Repair Services Ships 20,000th Repaired Wind Part

PSI Repair Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries and an independent service provider to the wind energy industry, has announced that it...

Case Study: Broadwind Energy and Sentient Science

Life extension of a single-stage planetary gearbox Reduction in contact stresses due to geometry changes and improvements in material quality led to quantified fatigue performance...

First Impressions: Fielding The Questions Of Incoming WET Trainees

Career-oriented colleges focused on preparing students for wind energy technician careers have not existed for very long. In fact, the public perception of our...

Expanding Wind Services Market Opens Doors For PE Growth

Market for wind services is growing continuously Wind industry has grown more than 20 times in past two decades with installations reaching  nearly 370 GW...
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