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Wind turbines are becoming a more common source of renewable energy as countries become more conscious of their energy consumption.
Wind turbines operate on a basic principle; instead of using electricity to generate wind, turbines use the wind to generate electricity. Wind propels a turbine’s propeller-like blades around a rotor, spins a generator, and generates electricity.
The aerodynamic force of the rotor blades converts wind energy into electricity in a wind turbine. The air pressure on one side of the blade decreases when the wind blows across it. The difference in air pressure between the two sides of the blade produces lift and drag. If the lift force is more in comparison to the drag force, it will cause the rotor to spin.
Wind Turbine Testing will become increasingly important as the next generation of offshore wind turbines becomes bigger, more powerful, and has shorter development cycles, according to R&D Test Systems. Wind Turbine Testing allows manufacturers to evaluate new products under realistic conditions, estimating lifespan and maintenance requirements. This process has the potential to save millions of euros in warranty claims and downtime while also increasing reliability.
Why Wind Turbine Testing Is Beneficial to Businesses
Testing is expensive, but a clear picture of the financial benefits provides a compelling business case for wind turbine manufacturers to fund this part of their operations.
If a specific test can help reduce the chances of a wind turbine failing, the manufacturer can calculate how much the testing investment is worth and how much money can be saved.
Following Benefits Are Obtained from Wind Turbine Test System
- Your critical assets’ service life is extended.
- Your components/wind generator will be more efficient.
- Optimize wind turbines with a better design.
R&D Test Systems’ expertise includes highly accelerated lifetime testing (HALT), the world’s largest test bench for full-scale nacelle testing, which uses wind force simulations powered by R&D’s 25 MW motor to help manufacturers identify flaws and failure mechanisms. Get in touch with the team today to discuss the specific kind of testing for your products.