The size of and height of wind turbines are increasing every year. Installing a blade in them is an engineering challenge that we can reach thanks to our experience and knowledge.
Wind turbine blade: characteristics
A wind turbine blade is a key element of a wind turbine, as the wind turbine power and the gearbox. It harnesses wind’s kinetic energy and transforms it into mechanical energy for electricity production.
Usually, a blade is about 35 tons, around a 17,5% of the wind mill. The largest onshore wind turbine blade is 70 tons.
These blades are elongated and shaped aerodynamically, akin to airplane or propeller blades. They are mounted on a hub that links to the wind turbine’s main shaft.
Wind turbine blades are made from a combination of materials including fiberglass, carbon fiber, epoxy resin, polyester resin, core materials like balsa wood or foam, protective coatings, and small metallic components. Delicate and complex materials to handle and install correctly
Offshore and onshore wind turbines generates electricity to the world. Wind power plants not only need a correct installation, also a correct maintenance.
Installation of a wind turbine blade
Figuring out the center of gravity for wind turbine blades high up is tricky and needs the right tools.
Installing wind turbine blades is challenging due to their large size and weight, the need for precision alignment, and the heights at which installation occurs. Weather conditions can also complicate the process. Transporting these large blades to often remote sites adds logistical difficulties. The process involves technical electrical and mechanical work, demanding skilled technicians. Ensuring worker safety and minimizing environmental impact are also critical considerations in these installations.
Crosby Airpes provides Yoke Blade Clamps with a special kit, making this task safe, stable, and reliable. These blades are important for turning wind into electricity and need experts for installing and looking after them.
Yoke Blade Clamps by Crosby Airpes
Using Crosby Airpes’ kit with Yoke Blade Clamps makes installing easier, safer, lessens the chance of damage, and simplifies the process. The kit has cameras, a telemeter for precise distance measuring, and a system to check the clamp’s safety.
This setup helps with maintenance, including finding the blade’s center of gravity up high, while improving stability and warning against any alignment issues. Crosby Airpes stands out as an essential provider for equipment used in setting up and maintaining wind farms.
In Crosby Airpes we deliver transportation and installation tools designed and adapted to your needs.