SunEdison is one of the largest global renewable energy development companies, with a goal of transforming the way that energy is generated, distributed, and owned around the world.
To enhance its engineering teams, SunEdison recently sought Romax’s support across a range of 10 wind projects. Romax Technology is a provider of engineering and technology support for transport and wind-turbine drivetrain design, simulation, testing, and monitoring.
The SunEdison wind projects were quite varied. One project required re-engineering a blade bearing to improve its reliability. RomaxWIND, Romax’s key industry software tool, was used to identify the configuration and provide the best performance at the lowest cost.
The other wind projects required studying the effects of cold-weather operation on a particular turbine type to better evaluate and understand key risks, and a vibration analysis project using Romax’s Portable Vibration System (PVS) to formulate a list of potential turbine defects.
Of the latter project, EJ Martin, Director of Field Service, GAM NA, SunEdison, said: “We were pleased with the trial results of the portable units and are considering the Romax CMS offerings for a larger number of turbines. We feel the data provided will provide us with the information necessary to more efficiently plan for turbine repairs. We value Romax’s level of expertise and we’ll continue to seek opportunities to work with Romax to meet our engineering requirements.”
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