Wind


Wind Turbine Worker Safety – the Human factor
Wind power continues to be a growing driver for renewable energy. The United States currently boasts 90,004 MW of cumulative installed wind capacity; more than 54,000 wind turbines are operating in 41 states, plus Guam and Puerto Rico, with over 1,00....
Geotechnical Surveys for Offshore Wind Farms: 5 Important Considerations
Some level of Site Investigation has been completed on every offshore wind farm to date. But what does the process entail, and how can developers plan ahead to maximize the value of these surveys, while avoiding project delays and cost overruns? W....
Data, Analytics, and AI: Driving change in the wind industry
Wind energy generation continues to gain ground on traditional fossil fuel production, but there is still much work to be done. Every turbine asset needs to perform at maximum capacity and maximum useful-life, to reach industry sustainability. Wind e....
Online Rotor Unbalance Monitoring: A critical measurement for future condition monitoring systems
With many wind turbines approaching or exceeding their 20-year design life, and owners trying to reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), a growing segment of the industry is geared towards the wear and tear of individual components. Rotor unbalan....
Temporary Power Generation Keeps Wind Farm Construction Projects on Schedule
It takes power to make power. While under construction, offshore wind farms need standby power from auxiliary generators for a range of functions. When provided reliably, the construction project is more likely to be complete on time.  Throug....
Choosing a Component Supplier You Can Trust
It’s time to call your supplier. Who else can you depend on when you’ve lost that high from knowing that all your turbines are up and functioning?  If a component is to blame, you need to know who you can depend on to get you what you n....
Automatically Lubricating Bearings in Wind Turbines
Whether grease or oil, lubricant in wind turbines works to prevent wear and damage between a bearing’s rolling and sliding contact surfaces. It reduces friction and heat generation, helps protect against corrosion, and keeps out contaminants. On th....
Ground Ring Grooving: Causes and solutions
Electrical erosion of ground rings in wind turbine generators is an expensive problem faced by all wind farm owners and operators. Erosion results in loss of revenue due to downtime, cost of replacement materials, and cost of labor for installati....
ASAP VERTICAL LIFELINE is a temporary vertical lifeline designed to protect against falls from height. It is made up of an ASAP mobile fall ....
Schaeffler designed its new Asymmetric Mainshaft Support Bearing for extreme applications where a wind turbine’s mainshaft bearing is thre....
The condition monitoring solution offered by B&K Vibro is based upon its Diagnostic Data Acquisition Unit (DDAU) hardware, companion Vib....
Han-Modular CAN ID Module has 10MB of memory storage for retaining the revision status of drives and their parameters and other technical in....
Extech Instruments’ BR250-4 ia an affordable and versatile wireless inspection borescope designed to get into openings as small as 4.5mm w....
Blaklader, a 59 year old Swedish workwear company, is launching another FR pant, the 1676 Pant will be available in mid to late September 20....
Vaisala has launched a new Vaisala Energy Budget Outlook service to provide independent assessment of the impact of weather on wind portfoli....
POSITAL’s IXARC new magnetic absolute encoders with CANopen interfaces are now available with an optional “connection cap” that makes ....
Prysmian Group North America announced the launch of its Lifeline MC and Lifeline MC LSZH cable systems. With these new systems, Prysmian pr....
The Profi MEMS Tool development platform by STMicroelectronics lets engineers visualize the behavior of ST’s MEMS sensors, helping acceler....
A new plug-in to Bachmann’s Condition Monitoring System provides plant operators with regular updates on the balance condition of their wi....
XL Specialized Trailers designed a solution for hauling longer wind turbine blades, with its new patent-pending BladeMate Flip Extension. Th....
General Cable’s new EmPowr CL Edge medium-voltage (MV) cable is an MV cable for renewable energy that combines four of the most effective ....
The latest pilot-operated control valves from Bosch Rexroth are a solution for all moderate and high-dynamics application, including the mos....
The new Atlas Ci4400 Weather-Ometer is an advanced instrument providing easy and effortless operation, uniformity, increased capacity, and a....