In the article, Olaf Robenek and Nils Dreischerf explore the necessity of regular In-Service Inspections (http://www.sgs.com/
The necessity of In-Service Inspections should not be underestimated with an increasing number of installed wind turbines and the potential for major failure of critical components. Nevertheless, In-Service inspections only represent a value-added service to the customer when they are conducted by a reliable third-party company.
In-Service Inspections, including Vibration Measurement of the Drive Train, Thermographic Inspection and Oil Analysis, Endoscope Inspection, Blade Inspection, Rotor Imbalance, Blade Pitch, Angle Measurement and Rope Access, involve a series of activities in which the various components of a wind turbine are regularly inspected and monitored throughout its entire operational lifetime. Using a range of diverse inspection methods and analyses ensures that any unexpected degradation from normal conditions is detected at the earliest stage, in order to prevent consequential damage to the wind turbine.
To learn more about this topic, you can download and read the complete InWind Chronicle article – Importance of In-Service Inspections for Wind Farm Projects (http://www.sgs.com/
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