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Xxx, xxx for Intellifast discusses his company’s bolt tightening systems and takes a look at the wind industry from a wider perspective.
PES: Welcome back to the magazine. For the benefit of our new readers, can you describe what Intellifast does, and how its products are used on wind farm applications?
Xx: Intellifast reduces the cost of operating wind turbines by delivering a means of achieving an accurate clamp load and a documented traceable record for condition monitoring of all critical bolts in rotors, nacelles, tower and foundation bolts.
The Intellifast system is based on the plasma coating under high vacuum of standard wind turbine bolts without penetration of the bolt surface. The small applied sensor delivers an ultrasonic signal enabling a precise measurement of bolt tension to be determined, correctly compensated for temperature.