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Bolting and Fastening for Wind Turbines

Wind Turbine Torque Tools and Why You Need Them

Most, if not all, machinery needs maintenance at some point in time, and wind turbines are no different. A big part of maintenance involves taking off nuts and bolts and re-attaching them during the assembly stage. This is when torque settings become especially important. Bolts need to be tightened according to a predetermined torque setting to ensure the smooth and safe running of the machine. The manufacturer determines torque settings.

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The Basics of Bolted Joints in Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are held together with bolted joints that are under constant attack from vibration, fatigue, corrosion and bolt relaxation.

Windpower Engineering magazine lists a few things professionals in the wind industry – especially those in the market for new wind turbine torque tools – should know about tightening and tensioning.

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