Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Cross-Technology Drivetrain Lubrication

Wind Power continues to grow despite the global economic turndown and predictions are that wind power can meet 8 percent of the world’s electricity...

Designing “BRILLIANCE”

The discussion is heated and the room is tense. Healthy discussion and debate go on back-and -forth day after day in the fourth-floor conference...

Keeping the Connection Alive

During the last years, wind power integration has been increased around the world. In many cases, wind farms are situated in remote locations without...

Build It, Bond It, Fix It

Silent behemoths supporting 60-meter blades that rotate with tip speeds up to 300 km/h and weigh up to 15 metric tons, industrial wind turbines...

Wind Farms and Cranes: A Long-Term Relationship

We are all familiar with the important role that heavy haul transport and large cranes have in the erection of turbines. But after all...

Minimizing Electrical Hazards

A few years ago, the wind market was building farms as fast as turbines were available. During the same time period, there were few...

Making Wind Even More Cost Competitive

Thanks to the fact that wind energy provides zero fuel and carbon costs as well as low operations and maintenance (O&M) costs, wind power...

Standard-Essential Patents and the Wind Industry

Like most technology-based industries, standards play an important role in the wind industry. Wind industry standards address rotor blades, turbines, gearboxes, power station equipment,...

Innovations in Wind Energy Education

Right now, North Dakota is best known for the oil boom in the western part of the state. Hydraulic fracturing technology has opened up...

Successful Rescues are No Accident

While tightening an oversized bolt on a wind turbine, something slips and a technician’s hand is crushed and bleeding. He loses consciousness. The second...

Working in the Wind Industry

Wind power is one of the fastest growing sectors of the energy industry in the world. The U.S. alone has added over 35 percent...

Is Your Fall Protection Equipment A Silent Hazard?

Each year over 100,000 injuries and deaths are attributable to work-related falls. According to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading...

Reaching New Heights with Safety Training

In 2010 Safety Technology USA joined forces with Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) to become the first United States training center to offer the...

Educating the Wind Energy Workforce

Education and technical training is an essential part of the wind energy workforce. Within the United States, there are a large number of educational...

Synthetics to Protect the Wind Turbine and the Environment

OEM’s, service companies and end-users have an abundance of gear lubricant products available for use in wind-turbine gearboxes. Many OEM factory-fill products come with...

Advantages of Proper Rotor Balance

Everyone is familiar with the problems associated with poorly balanced rotating equipment. When buying new tires for a car, you would not think of...

Yaw Control Optimization

It is widely believed in the wind industry that improvements in yaw control can only produce a small improvement in output power. This belief...

Real-Time Monitoring Solutions

Since the inception of the Industrial Revolution, machinery reliability has become increasingly important. In more recent times, it has become obvious that every aspect...

Forest Sites Demand a Differentiated Approach

As onshore wind power expands, suitable sites will become scarcer in the long term. By identifying further suitable sites in forested regions, decision-makers plan...

Wind is on the Rise

Wind energy is becoming increasingly competitive compared to conventional sources of energy. Particularly emerging and developing countries decide to use this technology.” This is...
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