RBB Engineering, a provider of gear and bearing consulting and training services to the rotating equipment industry, has upgraded its website with more resources for wind turbine operators. The site features the latest in web design standards to make the site easy to navigate. Visitors can read examples of past RBB Engineering projects, training courses offered, and download useful resources on topics such as gear and bearing reliability, failure analysis, lubrication, and reliability improvement.
The wind industry audience might be interested in an analysis for derating a wind turbine. For instance, a wind turbine owner was experiencing a high rate of very expensive gearbox failures. The client wanted to derate the turbines to reduce loads on their gearboxes. However, derating turbines also reduces the amount of revenue produced by the them, and the owner needed to know how to balance the increase in gearbox reliability with the loss in revenue. Read the approach to that problem, its outcome, and the benefits to the client here: http://goo.gl/ODQtmO
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