A four-and-a-half-day training course is aimed at sales and maintenance personnel who must understand hydraulics systems used in wind turbine operation. Wind Turbine Fundamental Hydraulics will be offered by industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp.
“Nearly half of the utility-grade wind turbines in service depend on hydraulic pitch and yaw controls. Many of the others use electric drives controls but may use hydraulics for braking or a forced lubrication system,” says Eaton’s Manager-training Services Tom Blansett. “The new course will provide a solid foundation in hydraulic fundamentals and operating principles with special emphasis on wind-turbine operations, including pitch and yaw control, braking, and cooling and filtration systems.”
Classes are slated for July 27 to 31, aug 17 to 21, and Oct 5 to 9, all in Maumee, Ohio.
The course will focus on component construction and operation with a goal of understanding the interaction of individual components in an integrated wind turbine hydraulic system. Topics include:
- Hydraulic principles and fundamentals
- Graphic symbols
- Hydraulic fluids and reservoirs
- Gear, vane, and piston pumps
- Pressure controls
- Directional controls
- Flow controls
- Hydraulic motors
- Contamination control
- Electro-hydraulic valves
- Screw-in cartridge valves
Filed Under: Hydraulics, Training
Cecil Little says
I am requesting information on the Low-pressure Hydraulics Course for Wind Trubines, offered in October, 2009. Please forward any information on class schedule, cost of class, available hotel accomodations, etc.
Thank you very much!
We do not have exact details on the conference. For that you would want to contact Eaton Corp. Their website is https://web.fluidpower.eaton.com/ or you can call if you prefer (419) 893-4911. If this information does not get you what you are looking for, feel free to contact us with more questions/thoughts.