26 Feb '16, 6pm

Three reasons studying wind turbines is a good idea

Among the many presentations and case studies that made the case for using data and analysis to achieve gains in this area, one example that stood out for me was the Alberta story of the turbines sited on a cliff as told by Fraser Kinnear , a mechanical wind engineer in training with TransAlta in his presentation on a panel on blade inspection and repair. He made a strong case for “carefully re-evaluating your site conditions and loading post commissioning” with great examples of how doing so “can help in your long term planning and budgeting.” He explained if you site a turbine on a cliff, for example, the wind will hit the turbine in ways not necessarily anticipated by the design. If your engineering and operations folks study the differences in design-anticipated wind flows and actual wind flows, choices can be made to adapt – such as changing blade pitch or setting the...

Full article: http://canwea.ca/three-reasons-why-studying-wind-turbines...

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