Wind


Breathing Life into Older Wind Turbines
Similar to the situation with a lot of the operating wind fleet in North America, owners of aging equipment have been faced with a vast array of challenges while continuing to operate their turbines in their current state. This has led to lost revenu....
Innovation in Wind Energy Construction
With heightened awareness about climate change and a growing global push towards using more renewable energy sources, there is a strong uptick in both the size and complexity of renewable projects. Wind farms, in particular, are expanding at breaknec....
Engineered Coatings for Roller Bearings Help Avoid Costly Repairs
Wind turbine mainshaft and gearbox bearings are subject to severe operating conditions. Volatile winds, extreme weather, and variable load scenarios can challenge the limits of bearing performance and reliability, particularly as turbines grow taller....
Misapplied Derating: How wind farm owners lose hundreds of MWh each year
Turbines have been operated at a fraction of their maximal efficiency for years - but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Limiting a turbine’s performance is known as derating, and it can benefit both turbine lifetime, limit noise, and support th....
Moving Forward with Maintenance 4.0
Digital transformation and the power of big data is fueling a manufacturing revolution. To remain competitive, operations and IT must work together to transform data into meaningful, actionable insights that create value and solve problems for custom....
The Downside of Growth Why more wind projects = more problems
According to the American Wind Energy Association’s fourth quarter market report for 2019, the industry experienced the third strongest year on record, with 9,143 MW of wind power capacity added to the American grid. The industry added 55 projects ....
A Not-So-Perfect “10”
In late June, after the end of New York State’s 2019 legislative session, my organization organized a bus ride from the state Capitol in Albany to visit two remarkable renewable energy projects in the Black River Valley and the Tug Hill Plateau. Pa....
Clir Hires Didier Frávega, Targets Underperforming Wind Assets in Latin America
Clir Renewables, the leading provider of performance assessment software for wind energy,has announced the recruitment of Didier Frávega, formerly of Senvion and GE, as the firm expands the reach of its wind optimization platform across Latin Americ....
The new 18-volt 1/2" Drive Monster Lithium Brushless Cordless Impact Wrench Kit from Snap-on provides 900ft/lbs of torque output to easily b....
Offshore wind industry provider Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the new Siemens Gam....
Heico-Lock announces the addition of the Combi-Washer which builds on the effectiveness of Heico-Lock’s Wedge Locking Systems for ensuring....
Manitowoc has launched the Potain MCT 325 to expand its MCT range of topless cranes. The MCT 325 is designed to deliver easy transport and a....
LUTZE Inc’s Cablefix One kits simplify the need for configuration of cable entry systems. Cablefix One kits are the newest addition to LUT....
Guardian Fall Protection, a Pure Safety Group (PSG) brand, has unveiled its new HTL Horizontal Lifeline (HLL) for use in fall protection sys....
The Pyramex ANSI-Rated Hi-Vis Rainwear line includes a rain jacket (RRWJ31 Series), pants (RRWP31 Series), bib pants (RRWB31Series), and rai....
Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) announces the release of the DT-12x series of transmitters. These fully integrated, loop-powered di....
Dutch company VerVent, has an offshore wind turbine that is scalable up to 16MW comprising a 1.5 stage bevel-type gearbox and a counter rota....
Mita-Teknik launched its blade pitch system for onshore and offshore wind turbines. The new Mita Pitch System has been designed to effective....
LUTZE Inc introduces the new Cablefix X cable entry system to complement their existing cable and cable management portfolio. Featuring mult....
The newly developed DoMega+ makes handling heavy-duty round slings easy. The round sling is made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene....
The new SpinTORQ 360 Continuous Rotation Torque Wrench from Snap-on Industrial is a continuously spinning, low profile torque wrench and is ....
Antaira Technologies has expanded its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LMP-1600G and LMX-1600G ....
Emerson has expanded its Greenlee hand tool line to include new 9" High Leverage Pliers. These new plier offerings have a double-dipped grip....