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On Demand Webinar: How to Reduce OpEx With Engineered Parts

This webinar was recorded on August 18, 2015. Fill out the form below to view on demand.  Watch this free webinar “Reducing OpEx With Engineered Parts – Gearbox Life Extension” brought to you by Windpower Engineering & Development and Upwind Solutions. A new strategy for reducing OpEx on a wind farm is by using engineered parts that are designed to

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Webinar: New Ideas, Methods and Materials for Improving Blade Repairs

Live webinar was recorded on August 12, 2015. Fill out the form below to watch on demand. Wind turbine blades need regular inspections and maintenance just like the rest of the turbine. While drones with high-res cameras may speed inspections, repairs will still be done with wind technicians on platforms and ropes. In this webinar Lou Dorworth

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Webinar: New ideas for trimming O&M costs

Live webinar was recorded on April 30, 2015. Fill out the form below to watch on demand. There is plenty of room for improvement in operations and maintenance activities. James Parle will tell how a team from Muir Data systems developed a system that lets wind tech report more thoroughly on their activities with easy-to-use

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Webinar – Leading Edge Erosion: Protection, Costs, and Benefits

Live webinar was recorded on May 5, 2015. Fill out the form below to watch on demand. This discussion will focus on the application of Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Leading-Edge Blade Coatings to prevent blade degradation that decreases the performance of the WTG. We will explore the root causes of the blade erosion cycle and

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Webinar -Keeping turbines and workers safe with lightning diverters and electric meters

Live webinar was recorded on March 26, 2015. Fill out the form below to watch on demand. High current is a hazard to the turbine and technicians alike. For the turbine, lightning strikes can damage blades and short out electric equipment when not sufficiently grounded. There are ways to handle the high current in lightning.

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Webinar: Blade Assets – Extend Life and Reduce Risks with Proactive Maintenance

Live webinar was recorded on April 22, 2015. Fill out the form below to watch this webinar on demand.  This webinar will provide information on important steps you can take to implement a proactive blade maintenance program. Preventative maintenance and operations programs not only protect wind assets, they improve energy production and boost profitability. Semi-Technical

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Webinar: Day-to-day condition monitoring for a large fleet of wind turbines

This webinar was recorded on February 19, 2015. Fill out the form below to watch on demand. This webinar describes some of the challenges faced when monitoring a large fleet of wind turbines. Factors such as different turbine and gearbox types, different condition monitoring systems (CMS), geographically dispersed sites and variations in maintenance practice all

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Webinar: An Engineer’s Guide to OSHA’s New Recommendations for Arc Flash Studies

This webinar was recorded on February 2, 2015. Fill out the form below to watch on demand. There are several calculation methods available to calculate arc flash risk in terms of incident energy, but until recently, there was no clear direction from OSHA about which calculation method was preferred. Because of this, several methods were

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Webinar: The Value of SCADA Infrastructure Virtualization on Wind Farms

This webinar was recorded on December 11, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch on demand. Wind farm owners and operators are beginning to realize the need for managing the critical infrastructure of their wind projects. They are confronted with several challenges including expired OEM warranties, software vendors dropping support for their products that

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Webinar: Transient Wind Events and Their Effect on Drivetrain Loads

This webinar was recorded on December 3, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch on demand. Although wind turbines have been around for decades, recent research has been focused on what occurs in wind turbines under abnormal wind conditions. It is understood anecdotally that high gusts and turbulent winds can add to the chance