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More options than ever for condition monitoring

Oil and other lubricants are the lifeblood of vehicles, industrial machinery, agricultural equipment, and anything else with gears, bearings, and other mechanical bits. And...

Bearing and gearbox failures: Challenge to wind turbines

With ever increasing energy requirements, the energy sector is seeing an unparalleled growth in renewable energy production with wind energy in the lead. Land-based,...

New Policy Blows New Life into Wind

Long-awaited policy certainty provides a critical shot-in-the arm for the wind industry, leading to a growing pipeline and reinvigorated domestic supply chain. Last year will...

Combating Crew Challenges in Offshore Developments

In 2021, several key pledges were made to revolutionize the United States’ offshore wind-energy sector in the first weeks of the Biden administration, including...

Logistics capacity crunch could jeopardize offshore wind targets

The IEA predicts we must build more than 70 GW of new offshore wind capacity each year until 2030 to achieve net zero, and...

AI Turbocharges Renewables: Successfully Scaling a Diversified Fleet

The global community’s expectations for corporations have changed as climate-related catastrophes continue to strike with increasing devastation. In 2020, Bloomberg investigated board members across...

Planning your CLEANPOWER 2023 experience

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Case Study: Inspecting Wind-Turbine Bearings

Recently there has been a significant increase in demand for larger bearings up to 1,200 mm in diameter for use in the construction of...

Back and Forth with Oscillating Bearings

Cranes, wind-turbine blades, and airplane wing flaps all have a similar problem: The bearings that help them rotate don’t go in a full circle....

Wind-Turbine Fire Risk: The Time to Act is Now

Wind turbine fires are relatively rare. But when turbines do catch fire, the ensuing spectacle of rotating flames and falling debris is impossible to...

How to Refresh Offshore Wind’s Hiring Strategy to Avoid Project Delays

Historically, offshore wind developers have relied nearly entirely on exporting expertise from Europe to fill open vacancies in developing markets. But exponential growth expected...

AI Applications in Wind-Energy Systems

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been receiving a lot of attention in recent years, and for good reason; this technology has the potential to revolutionize...

Maintenance-Free-Bolting Concept for Bolts up to M100 (4”)

With its brand, IHF Fastener Systems, ITH Bolting Technology has developed innovative fastener systems up to M100 (4”), which are specifically designed to match...

Bringing Torque Calibration to the Field

Go back far enough and very few people even considered torque specifications for bolted joints. It simply came down to just tighten it as...

Lidar: The Path Forward for Wind Resource Assessment

The development of a successful wind-farm project depends on the developers’ knowledge of how much energy can be produced in the potential development area....

Case Studies: Transportation Challenges

Moving an 80-metric-ton transformer A team with Collett & Sons, a company that transports difficult and abnormal loads worldwide, took on the unique challenge of...

Building Wind, Building a Workforce

Achieving net zero will require us to simultaneously clean up and dramatically scale up electricity generation to two and half times today’s levels by...

Maximizing the Potential of High-Power Wind Turbines

Offshore wind, now globally recognized as a proven and reliable source of renewable energy, is likely to maintain a high growth rate in the...

Case Study: Wind Turbine DFIG Generator Slip Ring Defect

Doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs) are still the most popular generator configuration seen in the wind-energy sector. They offer higher efficiency in variable wind...

Tackling Tough Net-Zero Goals

Renewable energy grpwth in Canada started accelerating in 2021, and it’s expected to grow even more by the end of 2022. According to Robert Hornung,...