Abaris Training Resources has added an additional composite wind-blade repair class to its summer schedule due to high demand. The class is scheduled to run August 1st to 5th, 2016 at Abaris’ Reno, Nevada facility.
The five-day course is designed for factory and field technicians, inspectors, and supervisors responsible for performing high-quality structural repairs to composite wind blades. It’s meant to teach best practices with a balance of classroom and hands-on workshop exercises to increase students’ knowledge of materials and processes related to a blade’s structure and repair.
Abaris’ wind blade repair course uses multi-person team repair concepts similar to those done in a factory and in the field. Students will be grouped in teams of two to work together on these projects. They will first be challenged to determine the extent of damage to select fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) sandwich panels, which are constructed with materials used in a conventional wind-blade structure.
Next, the student teams will perform repairs to reconstruct the damaged areas to match the fiber-axial loads through the damaged area in the structure. This repair approach will be repeated again with an actual blade section, so as to ensure additional hands-on practice with the appropriate tools and equipment used in factory and field repairs.
During these repairs, the student teams will also be introduced to the latest hot-bond repair equipment that’s specifically designed for the wind blade repair industry. The equipment will be used to perform hot-bond repairs on the structure, with students learning how to position, secure, and control large area heat blankets in accordance with standard industry procedures.
For more information about the class, visit the Abaris Training’s website, and look for the “R-5 Composite Wind-blade Repair” class in the training menu.