This webinar was originally broadcast on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
Join Rob Budny, well-known bearing and gear expert, and president of RBB Engineering, and Rick Brooks, manager of Wind Energy Aftermarket at Timken, as they discuss why case carburized bearings do matter for wind turbine applications.
In this webinar you will learn about:
- Review a case study of field experience demonstrating the increased reliability of case carburized bearings
- Learn about the common bearing failures in wind turbines
- Understand the technical difference in bearing heat treatment methods
Rob Budny, President, RBB Engineering
President at an engineering consulting company offering comprehensive design and analysis services to the rotating equipment industry, with a focus on wind turbines. The company provides due diligence services, mechanical design, gear and bearing analysis, finite element analysis, failure analysis, RCA and corrective action design and implementation, component redesign, and develops optimal operations and maintenance practices.
Richard (“Rick”) Brooks, Manager – Wind Energy Aftermarket, The Timken Company
As Manager – Wind Energy Aftermarket, Rick Brooks is responsible for Timken’s wind energy business including bearings and related products for wind turbine maintenance and reliability. He was named to this position in 2011. In 21 years with Timken, Brooks has held positions in sales, information technology and business development for the company’s condition monitoring systems business. Brooks also previously managed Timken’s field reliability services in the United States, and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional.
Paul Dvorak, Moderator, Windpower Engineering & Development
Paul Dvorak has several years of mechanical engineering experience and 30 years experience writing and editing technical articles and editorials. He says he’s interested in just about anything related to wind and solar. He’s an Air Force and Viet Nam veteran and even taught high-school math and science for two years before turning to engineering.