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
New World Technologies set the industry standard when the E-RAD electric high-capacity torque wrench debuted in 2005. There was nothing like this tool on the market at that time: a calibrated, accurate, electric torque wrench with a capacity as high as 4,000 feet/pounds. Around the same time, the American wind energy business started to take off in a scalable way.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 generation has become America’s number one source of renewable electricity generation, according to figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The EIA says that wind generation totaled 300 million megawatt hours (MWh) last year, compared to 26 million MWh generated by hydroelectric power.
And that’s good news for people in the wind turbine industry – or people seeking wind turbine jobs – as well as people who make, sell and calibrate torque tools, which are invaluable for turbine construction.
In this blog post, we’ll look at the current wind turbine jobs forecast – what jobs are out there, what they entail – and discuss how torque tools can help people in this field.Read More