Blade Reliability Collaborative

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Don’t set it and forget it — scan it and fix it with tech that detects wind blade damage

by Kristen Meub, photo by Randy Montoya Sandia’s crawling robots, drones detect damage to save wind blades Drones and crawling robots outfitted with special scanning technology could help wind blades stay in service longer, which may help lower the cost of wind energy at a time when blades are getting bigger, pricier and harder to [...]

By | 2019-07-01T18:05:57+00:00 July 1st, 2019|News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy|Comments Off on Don’t set it and forget it — scan it and fix it with tech that detects wind blade damage

Wind-Turbine Blade Materials and Reliability Progress

Wind-blade nondestructive inspection (NDI) evaluation panels in production. Sandia recently produced the final set of inspection panels to be used to evaluate nondestructive inspection (NDI) tools as part of the Blade Reliability Collaborative. This is the final step in a multiple-year task to investigate wind-blade inspection methods. For the first time in the [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:36+00:00 May 21st, 2014|Energy, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering, Wind Energy|Comments Off on Wind-Turbine Blade Materials and Reliability Progress