SGS will be attending the second technical conference organized by the Haus der Technik (House of Technique), entitled Wind Turbine Rotor Blades 2010 in Essen, Germany.
SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is one of the attendees and exhibitors at the Technical Conference on Wind Turbine Rotor Blades 2010 in Essen, Germany, which is organized by the Haus der Technik (House of Technique). The services offered by SGS Competence Center Wind Energy will be presented throughout the conference in the exhibition area.
Wind turbine rotor blades are extremely fragile structures, created by combining materials with critical interconnections between sub-components. In addition, they are subjected to highly demanding forces during their operational life. Wind turbine blade failures can have a severe impact on safety, turbine downtime and public exposure.
This event, dedicated solely to the topic of rotor blades, aims to widen the attendees’ knowledge of construction, production, fatigue and approval of rotor blades on the bases of rotor aerodynamics and the consequent static and dynamic stresses and strains. Modern techniques of structural health monitoring (SHM) and repairs, as well as legal provisions and experience regarding the recycling of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) rotor blades, round off the conference. Apart from deliberations of a theoretical nature during the conference, the highlight of the event is the practical experience of the highly regarded specialist speakers in this area.
For SGS Renewable Energy Services, participation in this event offers a good opportunity not only to stay up-to-date with new technologies and the latest developments in the wind energy industry, but also to demonstrate its Wind Turbine Blade Testing capabilities. The range of services offered by SGS in this area include onsite blade inspection, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of rotor blades, manufacturing quality assurance, failure analysis, rotor blade design verification, transportation and installation supervision and in-service inspection.