The bearings in a wind turbine drivetrain are the critical mechanical components whose failure most frequently causes costly downtime and repairs. Knowing the most common bearing failures is critical to successful wind plant operation. Understanding why wind turbine bearings fail will prepare you to make the right decisions when these costly failures occur, and reduce failure rates.
In this webinar, Richard Brooks, Manager, Wind Energy Aftermarket, The Timken Company, will cover the types of bearings commonly in use in the wind turbine drivetrain, and what is causing each of them to fail. From the main shaft rotor bearings, to the gearbox and the generator, understand the bearings in each position. Then learn the technologies that can prevent failures from reoccurring.
Watch this webinar to learn:
-What bearings are used in the wind turbine powertrain and why
-Financial implications of wind turbine bearing failures
-Understand the cause of common wind turbine bearing failures
-Bearing improvements that can be incorporated into your turbines