Wind turbines have become a critical component in the United States’ drive towards sustainable energy. As more wind farms are being constructed across the world, ensuring that the wind turbines remain operational and efficient is vital. Wind turbine maintenance is essential for the turbines to be in good working condition, minimizing downtime, and ensuring the safety of the workers. Here are five tips for wind turbine maintenance.Read More
The offshore wind energy industry has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and with that growth comes the need for high-quality tools and equipment. With over 1,500 bolts on a turbine, the tool of choice is the ERAD electric torque wrench, which has proven to be a valuable asset in growing and maintaining the offshore wind energy industry.Read More
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.
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.Read More