‘Wind Turbine Gearbox Reliability’ – Romax Feature in Gear Technology June 2017
A high number of wind turbine gearboxes do not meet their expected design life, despite meeting the design criteria of current bearing, gear, and wind turbine industry standards and certifications. This, in turn, increases the cost of energy generated by wind turbines. To investigate the root causes of these reliability issues, the U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) established the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative in 2007, now called the Drivetrain Reliability Collaborative (DRC), of which Romax Technology is an active partner. The collaborative is focused on improving reliability by better understanding loads, improving design tools, and refining testing practices…
To read the full article published by Gear Technology in their June 2017 issue, click here.
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