Saturday, December 14, 2019

A Short Course in Wind Turbine Blade Terminology

Someone recently asked me about the “zippers” on the blade. Zippers? What Zippers? Okay, so it appears we take for granted that everyone understands wind turbine...

Effective Blade Inspection Plans Involve Advanced Planning And Method Selection

As the warmer weather is waning for most wind farms here in the U.S., the window for efficient blade repair service is quickly drawing...

Beyond The Turbine: Understanding The Collector System

Once the wind has been converted to mechanical rotating energy and then to electrical energy, it leaves the turbine.     For some of us, our...

Obtaining A True Measure Of How Well Your Wind Farm Is Running Requires A...

Usually when I ask someone how their wind farm is running, they respond with an answer containing information related to the wind farm’s availability.  Sometimes...

Properly assessing and understanding turbine electrical components is critical to tech safety

Understanding the function of the electrical conductors, insulators and electrical protection devices will help you understand the dangers and importance of safe work habits...

A Guide to Understanding the Most Common Types of Wind Turbine Generators

As you drive into work in the morning, you can see that the turbines at your wind farm are spinning and are on-line. They...

Understanding Turbine Systems Operations and Electrical Safety are Essential to Electrical Troubleshooting

We spend lots of time performing electrical troubleshooting at a wind farm. Let’s see if I can get you thinking about how you can...

Proper Identification And Understanding Of Fasteners Is Critical In Wind Industry Applications

In the U.S. there are two distinct types of fasteners (bolts) used in wind turbines. One is of metric sizing and the other is...
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