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Electrical damage to rolling element bearings

The root cause of generator bearing failure is often electrical erosion. Why does this phenomenon happen? How can it be detected? And what can be done to prevent it?

CATEGORY: Condition Monitoring,Engineering Consultancy

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

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

Implementing Fleet Monitor Realizes Substantial Net Gain for Cannon Power Group

A financial study of implementing predictive maintenance revealed a $1.2m net benefit for Cannon Power due to improved repair scheduling, reduced down time and avoidance of the cost of catastrophic failures.

CATEGORY: Condition Monitoring

Romax and NREL’s Next Generation Drivetrain – Part 3: Disassembly Results

New planetary journal bearings exceed performance expectations

CATEGORY: Engineering Consultancy

End of Warranty Best Practices: A Data Driven Approach

A recent article about how state of the art inspection tools and advanced vibration analysis can help owners maximise the benefit from an EOW inspection campaign

CATEGORY: Condition Monitoring,Field Services

Damage in a Wind Turbine Gearbox: What am I looking at?

Distinguishing between oil droplets, macropits, debris dents and reflections

CATEGORY: Field Services

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

Buying Wind Assets at the End of Production Tax Credits

Assets reaching the end of the PTC over the next 18 months will need consideration of the technical uncertainty on financial risk

CATEGORY: Finance and Due Diligence

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