Equalizer International is increasing its presence in the growing global renewables sector through the introduction of an innovative new alignment tool for wind-turbine towers.
Equalizer has drawn on its extensive knowledge and expertise in pipework alignment to develop its new Wind Turbine Tower Alignment Tool. This tool will be used to resolve bolt-hole misalignment on flanges within the inside of wind turbine tower sections during assembly or installation.
The tool, believed to be the first of its kind in the market, was developed in direct response to a request from European wind turbine manufacturing major Siemens Wind Power via Equalizer’s Danish distributor Hytor.
Equalizer, which has an international reputation for innovation and development of flange alignment tools, took the development of this new tool from concept to delivery in less than 10 weeks.
Wind-turbine towers are made up of pipe sections with internal bolted flange connections and sometimes during fabrication these sections can become ovalised. This can result in misalignment of the bolt holes, which increases the difficulty and lengthens the time taken to assemble the towers. The new tool will address this issue and make assembly and installation simpler, safer and more efficient.
Earlier this month Equalizer International won the Energy Innovation of the Year award in the East of England Energy Group’s (EEEGR) Innovation Awards, held annually to recognise pioneering ideas and ground-breaking technology which can benefit the energy industry.
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