Minimizing Risk and Repair Costs with Tailored Blade Inspection Strategies

Minimizing Risk and Repair Costs with Tailored Blade Inspection Strategies

While it might not be possible to completely eliminate risk and repairs for turbine blades, there are ways we can minimize them. Blade damage can reduce efficiency, cause tower failures, and increase maintenance and repair costs. To get the most out of renewable assets, it’s essential to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of each […]

Measuring Blade Risk by Operational Risk Score

Measuring Blade Risk by Operational Risk Score

One of the biggest parts of blade management is the regular risk assessment. Blade failures can occur at any time due to environmental damage, time in service, recurring defects, or location. However, fixing all damages or faults is time-consuming and expensive, so owner-operators need a way to prioritize risk and maintenance jobs.  One way to […]

End-of-Warranty Inspections: The Power of Combining Image, Vibration & SCADA Data

End of Warranty Inspections: The Power of Combining Image, Vibration & SCADA Data

As wind turbines in your fleet near the end of their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) warranties, it’s essential to ensure they’re in good working order and have no major damages that impact their efficiency and reliability. An end of warranty (EoW) inspection is one of the best investments your organization can make in your wind […]

Standardization of Blade Damage Categorization: Critical to the Future of Wind Energy

Wind turbine blade damage

Technology Pushes Blade Performance Technological development in the wind industry has been notable over the last decade. The industry is maturing, which ultimately brings down the cost of generated electricity. Offshore is booming and wind turbines are going “big.” Rated power has crossed 10MW, and blade length has reached 100m. All of this was made […]