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Extend Remaining Useful Life with Remanufacturing

Wind turbines have not achieved their expected 20 year lifetime due to gearbox and bearing failure. However, if the components in these machines are harvested at the correct time, they can be remanufactured to ‘better-than-new’ quality with extended life and performance. Our Lead DigitalClone Material Scientist, Dr. Raja Pulikollu, will present how prognostic tools can predict the optimal time and methods to remanufacture wind turbine gearboxes to promote overall ROI of a wind farm. The discussion will be valuable for your design and testing engineers to learn how to extend the RUL of wind turbines.

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Published January 7, 2014

How Sentient Science’s Prognostic Solutions Impact Op …

As wind turbines age and come off of their original warranty, operators must have a strategic plan for effectively maintaining their assets to maximize power generation and subsequent profits. New advances in condition based monitoring and prognostic asset management are an essential part of an effective strategy. Join us to learn how integrated predictive modeling can drive down operations and maintenance costs for your high value assets.

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Published January 7, 2014

Predicting Wind Turbine Life with Computational Testing

Wind turbine manufacturers cannot test enough within industry budgets and time to market. Without enough testing, wind turbine components and systems have experienced unexpected failures in the field, leading to high warranty cost. If they could do more testing within the current time and budgets restraints, manufacturers and operators could predict reliability and evaluate how engineering and supplier quality trade-offs will improve life and performance.

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Published January 7, 2014

How Coatings and Lubricants can Reduce Bearing Wear (Oi …

Bearings, Henzler mentioned, are a leading cause of failure of rotating equipment such as integral gear centrifugal compressors used by Praxair. The bearing failure modes such as micropitting and varnish buildup can cause catastrophic failure of associated gearbox systems due to misalignment and increased friction and temperature.

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Published December 5, 2013

How Super Finish can Reduce Bearing Wear and Failures ( …

At the recent American Bearing Manufacturers Association supplier event, Lane Winkelmann, Director of Research and Development at REM Surface Engineering, described REM’s Isotropic Superfinish (ISF®) process and a qualification test where computational testing may have helped save a sales cycle.

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Published November 27, 2013

Pitting and Spalling Failures in Actuators (Aerospace a …

During a American Bearings Manufacturers Association supplier event, Chris Layer, Mechanical Engineering Manager at Moog Inc., discussed how his team is using computational testing to predict the life of critical components in highly engineered mechanical systems under different design trade-offs.

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Published November 11, 2013

Asset Data Management – Patrick Cogny

In a recent talk given at an American Bearing Manufacturers’ Association, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Services at GENPACT, Patrick Cogny, focused on the concept of asset data management and its importance in the context of component production.

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Published November 4, 2013

How Super Finish can Reduce Bearing Wear and Failures ( …

At an American Bearing Manufacturers Association supplier event, Tim Bell, vice president of business development at MicroTek Finishing, described the process of adding a “super finish” to bearings and company products and how it can reduce wear and failures on many products, including wind turbine components.

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Published November 4, 2013

Critical Problems, Engineering & Testing Solutions …

At an American Bearing Manufacturers Association supplier event, Gary Doll, a Timken engineering professor at the University of Akron, discussed some of the problems and solutions currently faced by engineers concerning bearings.

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Published November 4, 2013

White Etching Failure Mode in Wind Turbine Bearings (Wi …

At an American Bearings Manufacturers Association supplier event, Dr. Amir Mikhail, president of the Mikhail Consulting Group, discussed the importance of protecting against bearing failures caused by a specific flaw in their buildup.

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Published October 11, 2013