Wind Systems Magazine

April 23, 2014

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CONSTRUCTION

Vibration-Based Wind Tower Foundation Design

Wind towers must sustain continuous vibration-induced forces throughout their operational life, so how can you engineer a... Continue

Harnessing Digital Elevation Data

Intermap Technologies explains how using terrain information accurately predicts wind conditions and helps to plan project... Continue

The Cedar Point Case Study

Reporting from the front lines, RES Americas provides a study of their first major project undertaking in Colorado—from outset to... Continue

Case Study: Erection Equipment and Habitat Conservation

Narrow track crane conquered maneuverability, and ecological challenges at Hawaii wind farms. Continue

 

MAINTENANCE

Creative Condition  Monitoring

Condition monitoring systems that monitor key components of wind turbines such as gearboxes add considerably to the reliability and... Continue

Taming the MRO Tiger

Qualtech Systems explains the benefits of leveraging practical knowledge to optimize field service for wind power applications. Continue

Improving Performance and Reliability with Condition Monitoring

Improvements to power plant reliability and performance can be made with sufficient cost justification for return on investment. Continue

Lubricant Maintenance — The Fountain of Youth

Preserving oil cleanliness through proper filtration methods pays dividends. Continue

 

MANUFACTURING

A New Direction for Turbine Gearing

In this article Sandvik Coromant reports on tooling developments that are driving progress in cutting gears for wind-power components. Continue

Individual Pitch Control and Its Impact

Larger wind turbines with longer rotor blades and higher tower structures are creating technical challenges for turbine designers, but... Continue

Innovating Wind Turbine Performance with BPM Software for Case Management

Dynamic Case Management (DCM) gives EDPR North America an overall competitive advantage in process management. Continue

Winds of Change

Simplified field termination of optical fiber cables. Continue

 

SERVICES

Tehachapi: Planned for Prosperity

One of the first U.S. sites to be developed for wind power, the Tehachapi region of California celebrates 30 years of successful... Continue

Raising Public Perceptions

The Eye of the Wind installation has been fitted with an elevator by KONE, allowing visitors to ascend to a viewing pod and providing... Continue

A Template for Success in Texas

The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance has assembled a support system to help assure the success of wind farm developers and... Continue

Forest Sites Demand a Differentiated  Approach

Alternative turbine location sites in Germany have challenges and benefits. Continue

 

PROFILE

Manufacturing Profile: ESAB Welding & Cutting

In the early 1900s this company revolutionized the welding process, leading to stronger ships, steel structures, and many years later,... Continue

Company Profile: NAES Corp.

Providing engineering, construction, turbine repair, and O&M services, this company has the infrastructure and expertise to help wind... Continue

Company Profile: Quaker Chemical

For the past eight decades this company has been producing industrial fluids and compounds used in virtually every imaginable... Continue

Company Profile: Abilene High Lift Aerial

With a maximum height of 328 feet and stable enough to operate in 35 MPH wind, Abilene High Lift Aerial claims its Ruthmann Steiger... Continue

 

 

 

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