Archives January 2016


January 2016


Bolting Technology for the New Year

The tides are turning from the misinformed belief that hydraulic power pack systems are still the most relevant and accurate ways to torque. As we enter the new year, we need to focus on the ever-expanding bolting solutions that are available.

While it may seem like a hindrance to incorporate new technology, electronic torquing is easier to use and boasts undeniably better results. If you do not torque correctly, accurately, or with repeatability, you cannot do anything else. From the basement to the blade bolts and everything in between, you have to be certain that you […]
Hank Surface

Vaisala Validates Accuracy of Wind Assessment Methodology

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, recently performed an extensive validation confirming the accuracy of its state-of-the-art energy assessment methodology.

The results of this assessment validation process have revealed that the wind projects in the validation study performed within 0.1 percent of Vaisala’s pre-construction estimates during the years analyzed on average. This statistic is based on a comprehensive analysis of 30 operational wind farms, totaling 127 wind farm years. Of the years encompassed by the […]
Wind Systems staff


PRODUCT SHOWCASE: IronClad™ Grout Sleeves

NTC Wind Energy is pleased to offer its patent-pending IronClad Grout Sleeves. This product will save time and produce a better foundation for wind turbine generators. The IronClad Grout Sleeve is a tapered polypropylene sleeve that is 3 1/2 inches tall with a slightly funneled flange at the base. The sleeves are tapped down over […]
January 15, 2016

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Revolutionizing Bolted Joints with New Wireless Load-Monitoring SPC4

Valley Forge & Bolt Mfg. Co. uses innovative bolting technology to revolutionize bolted joints with its new wireless load-monitoring capabilities. Starting from its patented load-indicating technology, Valley Forge is now taking it a step further in allowing the user to monitor the load on a critically bolted joint from a remote location. The company’s well-known […]
January 15, 2016