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30-years of Wind Turbine Gearbox Evolution – from the late 80’s to present

Understanding the design changes that allowed wind turbine gearboxes to increase in power rating while meeting turbine OEM demands for reliable components that are lightweight and cost competitive.

CATEGORY: Engineering Consultancy,Engineering Design

When is 20 year gearbox life not 20 years?

Many wind turbine gearboxes have a design life of 20 years. However, a great number of gearboxes don’t last for 20 years and fail prematurely… so why the discrepancy?

CATEGORY: Engineering Consultancy,Engineering Design

NREL’s GRC Gearbox 3 – Part 2 of 2: Testing Results

Improving gearbox reliability is important for the wind industry as it reduces the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE). NREL has now completed testing of the redesigned GRC Gearbox 3 and it has greatly improved performance. Expertise gathered from this R&D project is now being applied by InSight to support owners with improving their gearbox life.

CATEGORY: Engineering Design

Romax and NREL's Next Generation Drivetrain - Part 2: Testing

A preview of testing results for the journal bearing flex pin gearbox

CATEGORY: Engineering Design

Taking Control of Life Extension with Gearbox Upgrades

A recent article about Romax working with Eurus Energy to reduce long term O&M costs with gearbox upgrades

CATEGORY: Engineering Design

Industry Challenges from Wind Turbine Pitch Bearings

Video about current challenges of failing pitch bearings

CATEGORY: Engineering Design

Romax and NREL's Next Generation Drivetrain - Part 1: Design and Assembly

An innovative project to design, build and test a wind turbine gearbox with journal bearings

CATEGORY: Engineering Design

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