Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Home inFocus Page 21

inFocus

Remote monitoring allows Q&M professionals to check turbine conditions in real time

Turbine manufacturers typically offer a turbine availability guarantee during warranty at 97 percent, and well-maintained projects with the right technology can achieve levels higher...

Focusing on wind turbine controls

As wind turbines continue to grow in size, reports such as the “DOE 20% Wind by 2030” capture the advantages of larger and more...

Having an emergency logistics plan for replacement components

When you fall ill or have a medical emergency, you know whom to call. It is the same with wind power maintenance issues. When...

A vibrant and valuable aftermarket

In a post-warranty environment, owners and operators who seek to reduce O&M costs through parts management must begin with an understanding of the cost...

Accurate computer-based design programs are crucial for high system reliability

Wind manufacturers continue to pursue the design and development of larger machines with larger, lighter, and more-efficient rotors. Along with growth in machine size,...

Controlling offshore supply chain costs

Wind farm management, especially offshore, is a matter of economy: generate greater amounts of energy per area, and reduce the cost per megawatt. However,...

Remote Condition Management

The Moventas CMaS (condition management system) is a remote monitoring system for wind turbine gears. It recognizes possible damages in gears and other mechanical...

Constructing Cable Confidence

The winds of change have definitely been blowing at Consulting Engineers Group (CEG). A wholly owned subsidiary of Dakota Electric Association that provides high-quality,...

The Hidden Costs of Ownership

The purchase of a wind turbine is obviously a major financial commitment, not simply in terms of the cost of purchasing and erecting the...

The technology and concept behind soil mixing

Soil mixing techniques are used to mechanically blend soils in place with cementitious material to improve the soil engineering properties such as strength and...

Turbine reliability a crucial part of success

As the U.S. wind industry begins a trend of increased post-warranty operations, owners are taking aim at turbine reliability as a critical aspect in...

A look at turbine noise

As the industry continues to grow and develop and with wind turbines continuing to be deployed across the nation, the likelihood of wind farms...

Harnessing the power of offshore wind

Offshore energy production is gaining traction as consumption of electricity from conventional sources declines and renewable sources continue to grow. Countries and companies alike...

The Future of Wind Turbine Diagnostics

Wind energy is undergoing expansion, and it is bound to grow to a commercial/consumer level in the decades to come. This growth has materialized...

Compaction grouting has multiple advantages

When the site of a planned wind tower is underlain by sufficiently dense granular soils, a mat foundation can be designed to safely support...

Transporting components can affect long-term profitability

The owner of a newly commissioned wind project can generally expect a full return of their investment over 20 years. After all, despite the...

Equipment shortage possible on a global scale

In the January issue we noted that 2010 promises to be a challenge for the wind power industry as general equipment availability and transport...

Loose ground can create foundation design challenges

Soft or loose ground at the site of a new tower can pose challenges to the design of the foundation. Jet grouting can modify...

O&M issues to increase through the decade

By the end of 2010, for the first time in U.S. history more wind turbines will be operating out of warranty than will be...

Wind systems have gotten more effective and reliable

As wind turbines have gotten larger over the last couple of decades, it is difficult to imagine the limitations in size or the future...
X