How to Reduce Expenses With Uptower Gearbox Repair

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At a potential cost of $250,000 to $300,000 or more for a down-tower project, the repair of a wind turbine gearbox is one of the most costly expenses wind farm owners and operators face. Now, there is a better, more cost-effective way to give new life to gearboxes. Combining in-field service experience and precision gearing expertise, Broadwind Energy delivers tooling and processes to perform uptower gearbox repair services.
During this webinar, Broadwind Energy outlines its think like an owner approach to uptower gearbox repair. Broadwind’s experts will take you through the inspection, gearing upgrades and overall process to learn more about the benefits of uptower gearbox repair over down-tower gearbox swaps to make wind work better.
Watch this webinar to:
* Better understand the approach to uptower gearbox repair process
* Learn how Broadwind can improve gearbox performance
* Gain insight into how to maintain quality and safety while cutting costs

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  • Process & Tooling to do safely & effectively
  • We add further value
  • In-shop rebuild benefits realized uptower
  • Cleaning of housing, oil rinse down, advanced flush.Flush oil used along with advance up tower ramp up and load test to “break in” new gears and bearings.Validation of ramp up and loading; oil particle count, gear contact patterns, vibration analysis base line.Formal QC report created for customer for rebuilt gearbox.
  • How to Reduce Expenses With Uptower Gearbox Repair

    1. 1. How to Reduce Expenses With Uptower Gear Repair
    2. 2. Sponsored By:
    3. 3. Before We Start  This webinar will be available at www.windpowerengineering.com & via email  Q&A at the end of the presentation  Tweet with hashtag #WindWebinar
    4. 4. Our presenters Alex Potier Director of Sales Alex brings more than 11 years of commercial experience in technical sales and engineering consulting with more than 6 years in the wind energy sector. Prior to joining Broadwind, Alex managed Atlantic regional sales for Gamesa including development projects. Alex holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. Jason Eddy Vice President, Midwest Region Jason joined Broadwind Services in 2008. Prior to this, he held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and project management in the heavy equipment and engineered composite components industries. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology Management from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 4
    5. 5. How to Reduce Expenses with Uptower Gearbox Repair © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    6. 6. Anticipated takeaways 1. Better understand uptower gearbox repair process 2. Learn how Broadwind can improve gearbox performance 3. Gain insight into how to maintain quality and safety while cutting costs © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 6
    7. 7. Our agenda     About Broadwind Why uptower? Process Q&A © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 7
    8. 8. A deep commitment to energy  Towers, precision gearing & in-field services  More than 800 employees throughout the U.S.  Publicly-traded on NASDAQ  ISO 9001:2008 certified  PICS certified  ISNET World certified © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 8
    9. 9. Positioned in key energy corridors © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 9
    10. 10.  Gearbox inspections, repair & testing  Failure mode analysis  Oil changes © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 10
    11. 11.  Blade inspection, maintenance & repair  Leading edge protection  Vortex generators © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 11
    12. 12. © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 12
    13. 13. Expertise in major component swaps     Gearboxes Mainshafts Generators Blades © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 13
    14. 14. Inspection drives customized procedures  Borescope  Oil analysis  Vibration analysis © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 14
    15. 15.  Reduce crane costs  Limit turbine down time  Reduce shipping costs  Eliminate gearbox CapEx Faster response time = reduced downtime and lower cost © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 15
    16. 16. Processes, tools & fixtures to optimize uptower gearbox repair © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 16
    17. 17. New components     Gearing Bearings Cooler and lines Oil © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 17
    18. 18. Produced more than 2,700 gear sets for wind  In-house gear hobbing and grinding  Carburizing, induction hardening, nitriding heat treatment  Re-grind and requalification services  RCA failure analysis services  Full metallurgical and NDT laboratory services  Magnetic particle inspection and nital etch © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 18
    19. 19. Bearings keep things moving in the right direction  Experience: 10 years with bearing OEMs  Collaboration: root cause analysis  Results: improved after-market offering © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 19
    20. 20. World class oil changes  Equipment  Method  Expertise © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 20
    21. 21. Replacing the ring gear © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 21
    22. 22. Final install, break-in and ramp-up © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 22
    23. 23. Detailed quality checklist       List items to replace RCA on failed components Vibration analysis Note bearing temperatures Oil analysis Verify wear patterns © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 23
    24. 24. Questions? Windpower Engineering Broadwind Services Steven Bushong Sbushong@wtwhmedia.com Phone: 440.234.4531 Twitter: @WTWH_Renewables Jason Eddy Jason.Eddy@bwen.com Phone: 605-772-4400 Twitter: @Broadwind Broadwind Services Alex Potier Alex.Potier@bwen.com Phone: 325-795-6530 Twitter: @Broadwind
    25. 25. Our approach to uptower gearbox repair 1. Data-driven 2. Improve performance with process, fixtures, tools 3. Maintain quality and safety and cut costs Broadwind is your one-stop gearbox repair solution! © 2013 Broadwind Energy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 25
    26. 26. Thank You  Tweet with hashtag #WindWebinar  This webinar will be available at windpowerengineering.com & via email  Connect with  Discuss this on the EngineeringExchange.com
    27. 27. Watch this webinar By clicking the link below http://www.windpowerengineering.com/webinars/webinaruptower-gearbox-repair/

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