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The Wind Tech’s Guide to Bolted Joints

Nearly every part of a wind turbine is fastened together with bolted joints. And these bolts are, in a sense, under constant threat from vibration, fatigue, bolt relaxation and corrosion.

This is an issue we’ve discussed before on this blog, but one that’s important enough to revisit. Here are some ways to protect the countless wind tech bolted joints that keep a turbine running.

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How Much Does It Cost to Calibrate a Torque Wrench?

How much does it cost to calibrate a torque wrench?

The simple answer is “Anywhere from $25 to $200.” But in truth, the answer is a bit more complicated than you might expect, with a few different variables in play.

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The Engineer’s Top 10 Skills Checklist

“I am still learning.”

That’s a quote widely – and mistakenly – attributed to the great artist Michelangelo, apparently written when he was 87 years old.

But wherever the statement comes from, the sentiment is a wise one. We should never stop learning. That’s as true for artists as it is for engineers.

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Torque Tools Training: It All Comes Down to Operator Training

“Operator error” is often cited in root cause analyses during the investigations that occur in the wake of a significant industrial accident.

And when it comes to determining why that operator error happened in the first place, lack of proper operator training is the most common culprit.

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