Preventing ring failures due to rotational movement in wind turbine gearboxes 26 April 2017

1st October 2014

By Dipl-Ing (FH) Elmar Kampmann, technical sales manager, Rotor Clip

Ref: FFT151410/38

According to Sandy Butterfield at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today’s gearboxes last 7 years – 11 years versus the 20 years expected from the average wind turbine. Extending gearbox life is therefore critical to current and future wind energy projects.

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