Webinar: Not again! Controlling Costs Up Tower – December 14

Thursday, December 14, 2017 11:30am EST / 8:30am PST       A primary focus in the Wind industry has been on LCOE (Lowest Cost Of Energy), as wind has moved from a niche, green market to the mainstream.  Now the market is moving from low cost acquisition to low cost operation, most importantly controlling

Webinar: Friction Shims as Enabler for Light Weight Design in Wind Turbines

This webinar was presented live on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Click below to watch on demand.     This webinar will show how to reduce weight of flange connections and simplify designs with the help of 3M TM friction shims. The functional principle of friction shims will be explained and application examples will be shown.

Webinar: New Safety Requirements for Climbing Ladder Fall Arrest Systems (CLFAS) — ANSI/ASSE Z359.16 Latest Revision

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Click below to watch the webinar on demand. The new ANSI/ASSE Z359.16 standard establishes requirements for vertically-oriented climbing ladder fall arrest systems (CLFAS). This webinar will walk through how this change impacts the performance, design, qualification testing, instructions for use, and many other issues related to your

Webinar: Increase your AEP with Wind Vortex Generators

Free, informative webinar with EDF Renewable Services and 3M – Watch On Demand   Due to shape and operation limitations, the blades of large pitch-regulated wind turbines often have suboptimal aerodynamic properties at the root. This frequently leads to undesired airflow separation – known as aerodynamic stall – and can have a significant impact on

Webinar Series: Bearings Mini Series – what they are and how they work

Commonly used bearings and how they work on wind turbines     Join us for an exclusive webinar mini series with Rick Brooks, manager of Wind Energy Aftermarket at Timken. Bearings 101: Main Rotor Bearings What bearing types are commonly used for main rotor bearings. Common bearing concerns for three-point, four-point, and direct mount designs.

Webinar: Next Generation Leading Edge Protection for the lifetime of the Wind Turbine

      3M’s next generation wind protection tape has 5X times the performance of standard leading edge protection. The tape can be applied even in the harshest environment in the field. Santhosh Chandrabalan will guide us through the importance of Wind Turbine Edge Protection as well as weathering impacts on wind blades and how it

Webinar: Trends, strategies, and technologies for reducing wind turbine downtime

      Improving turbine reliability and uptime is critical to reducing a wind farm operator’s Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) and remaining competitive in today’s renewable market. While in the past, much of an operator’s focus has been on improving the design and operation of gearbox assemblies in order to reduce downtime, there is

Fall Protection Inspection and Care, what you don’t know can hurt you

Wind Turbines can be a dirty environment full of various kinds of oils, paints, solvents, and lubricants.  Daily inspection for obvious wear and tear like cuts and rips are normal but what about the dirt, oil and other contaminants that can get on the product, are we paying attention to the less obvious hazards? In

Webinar: A Holistic Solution to Premature Failures

This webinar was originally broadcast on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Watch anytime on demand: Premature Component failures plague our industry and hurt your bottom line. To control the damage, a holistic approach is needed. Many approaches have provided incremental improvements but not a cure. What if there was a force multiplier that not only enhances

Webinar: Risks of Dropped Objects – Using 3M Fall Protection for Tools to Prevent Drops

This webinar was originally broadcast on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.     Dropped Object Prevention, or “Fall Protection for Tools”, is becoming an increasingly high priority for companies around the globe. Ranking as one of the major causes of death in the American workplace, with an OSHA recordable incident due to dropped objects every ten