Used successfully on many types of structures, including high-rise buildings and nuclear power plants, augered piles are ideally suited for use in wind tower applications.
By their very nature, most large-scale wind farms are fairly remote, making theft and vandalism a very real concern. Here are some ways to deter the damage.
As the leader of the clean energy portfolio, wind industry must continue to improve the available technologies and pave the way for markets such as offshore development.
Meeting potential wind power goals in the U.S. will not only require increased turbine production, but also transportation and logistics equipment — and the expertise to match.
When performed properly, vibro compaction is an efficient and economical alternative to traditional deep foundation systems for many wind turbine sites with loose granular soil conditions.
In this conclusion of a two-part series, the author continues his discussion of proper bolt-tensioning techniques, providing tips on how to avoid the related failure and downtime.
In addition to obvious siting factors such as location and productivity, national security concerns such as the effect turbines have on radar must also be taken into consideration.
The potential for wind projects in developing countries is growing in leaps and bounds, which will create logistics challenges. Here’s what you should know, and do.
If you see to the little things, the big things will take care of themselves. Thatâ’s certainly true in bolting applications, as this a two-part series makes clear.
Successful repowering projects can only be achieved by considering the transportation and logistics challenges of removal and replacement of wind power structures.
Wind turbine blades are growing larger, so research must be focused on several multidisciplinary areas one in particular being wind turbine controls.
Your supply chain is only as strong as the weakest link, so don’t let uncontrollable offshore supply chain costs get you in deep water.
When the upper soil structure is too weak to support a wind tower foundation, driven piles offer a deep foundation solution.
Once your warranty period has drawn to a close, inadequate O&M staffing can lead to unexpected downtime as well as huge repair costs. Hereâs what you should know.
Lab and field testing enables engineers to continually improve their designs, resulting in the continued viability and resilience of the wind industry.
Logistics experts must be able to take both a global and a local perspective, monitoring shipping conditions worldwide while establishing local relationships as well.
Soil mixing is an economical and efficient alternative to deep foundations for challenging sites, particularly for wind turbine foundation applications.
In order to increase reliability and service life, there are a number of areas wind turbine owners can address. Hereâs what you need to know.
Research into aero-acoustic properties will result in both the improved efficiency of wind turbines and increased siting opportunities, as the associated noise is decreased.
Offshore energy production is on the rise around the world, which will present logistical challenges requiring knowledgeable partners to overcome.
Compaction grouting is the only soil improvement technique that can be used both pre-construction and beneath an in-place foundation.
How your turbine is handled prior to going online can take a definite toll on its service life, and inspections can reveal damage before the warranty period draws to a close.
As the wind-energy market continues to grow and evolve, balancing the economic benefits of innovation while preserving reliability will be the central guiding concern.
Demand for transportatihttps://windsystemsmag.com/admin/article/edit.php?articleID=93on and equipment could soon outpace supply, so choose an experienced logistics solutions partner to help ensure youâre not left hanging in the wind.
When conducting site remediation, jet grouting is one technique to consider for improving poor soils without removing the existing structure.
Pre-end of warranty inspections assess the service history of a project, vet out troubled turbines, and provide owners with an expectation for post-warranty costs.
As designs progress and new technologies emerge, the authors present a value proposition for robust, reliable, cost-effective sensors.
Leave nothing to chance by utilizing standardized processes that can help reduce or eliminate the gaps in your supply chain.
Both wind and weight create tremendous forces on tower foundations, making anchoring techniques particularly critical. Here are points to keep in mind.
As the market in wind turbines grows so does the demand for large, low-maintenance bearings. SKF has built a unique test rig for large bearings used in wind turbines.
Sandia National Laboratories initiates a program to address the challenges of manufacturing dependable, cost-effective blades for wind turbines.
Engineering solutions can mitigate increasingly complex infrastructure problems, allowing you to eliminate risk from your wind project before transportation begins.
How do you keep wind power logistics costs from blowing you away? Overcoming the hurdles of moving wind turbines from factory to project site will help.
The best way to avoid turbine downtime is to follow quality maintenance procedures throughout its performance life. SKF shares the following pointers.
NRELâs National Wind Technology Center is working with industry partners to create the next generation of wind energy systems.