Webinar on the Offshore Wind Energy Challenges

TWI Senior Project Leader, Ben Robinson, recently held a compelling webinar entitled ‘Materials Challenges in Offshore Wind’. The speaker presented detailed information on the design and operation of offshore wind turbines, insisting on the challenges related to corrosion, fatigue, lightning strikes, erosion and biofouling. Ben Robinson provided an interesting presentation, backed by relevant images and…

February 11, 2020

Why Acoustic Emission Structural Health Monitoring is the Future

Renewable Advice Ltd has been working in the field of blade inspection and repair since 2008. We have seen, first hand, the scale of damages and destruction that can result from the lack of regular inspection and subsequent maintenance of wind turbine blades.  The challenge is normally one of budgets. A blade maintenance budget is…

December 16, 2019

BLADESAVE System Installation on Real Wind Turbine

The installation of the BLADESAVE System took place at EWT wind turbine in the Netherlands. Strain patches, accelerometers and AE sensors were installed in various location inside the blades. AE sensors were installed in LE, TE and blade shell locations. There were 6 AE sensors and 4 Strain sensors in each blade and one blade…

January 31, 2019
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