On-Demand Blade Expertise
Blade Expertise When you Need It
Access to blade expertise is crucial for any wind farm asset owner. To operate a wind farm effectively, blade maintenance must be paramount. With our On-Demand Blade Expertise you can expand your back office with industry leading blade experts embedding a best practice operator experience, when needed. Get advice on blade issues proactively or reactively and avoid excess back-office capacity at the same time.
Activate WPL services, when in need of blade expertise.
Image To Advice
Do you want to avoid mobilizing another company for your inspections? No problem.
Wind Power LAB can assess any drone or ground-based images, or video footage of your wind turbine blades. Along with our trusted partners Nordic Wind Consultants, our Image to Advice also covers gear boxes, bearings & grease/oil challenges. Wind Power LAB manages all blade defect inquiries while Nordic Wind Consultant’s experts will manage the drivetrain and bearing inquiries.
Whenever you need dynamic expertise, upload an image of your blade defect, a video of your oil leakage, or an audio file with the noise that seems to indicate a fault. Within 2 working days, Wind Power LAB will have assessed your defect, and will be ready to hand over an action recommendation to you.
Let our knowledge be your knowledge.
How It Works
Root Cause Analysis
Wind Power LAB root cause analysis services (RCA) provides insurers and wind turbine owners the proximate cause for a wind turbine blade failure.
You will receive a technical RCA report with detailed information sufficient to assess turbine reconstruction cost accountabilities, covering assessment of found defects, a discussion of possible defect origin, and a conclusion on determined failure root cause(s) with supporting key evidence.
Wind Power LAB’s RCA Team comprises of individual experts on all things that affect blades, lightning attachments/systems, structural defects, manufacturing errors, etc. Let our forensic fact finders shed light on complex blade failure issues.
Blade failure cases have grown worldwide with the expansion of the wind industry. To make things more difficult for asset owners, insurers and claims adjusters, independent expertise is hard to come by. Our Specialist RCA Team is here to help. Many claims go uncontested due to missing or insufficient on-site blade inspections. RCA will either support a claim with on-site data or provide facts in order to adjust loss.
Case Example – Structural Damage Claimed As Lightning Damage
- A blade collapsed at a wind farm, the damage occurred during high winds and a lightning strike was detected on the blade.
- The original claim identified the lightning as the cause of the blade collapse.
- However, a Root Cause Analysis study revealed that poor adhesion between web and shell caused the blade to collapse. This identification saved the company 1 million EUR in expected loss.
Our expert forensic Teams can be mobilized worldwide to investigate blade failures. For some cases, it is more effective to have the expert on-site physically exploring the case matter to understand the failure mode more accurately. For other incidents, we can complete investigations remotely while following a specific inspection plan prepared by our experts for the case at hand.
How it works
Wind Power LAB is a Danish company, founded in 2016 by a passionate group of wind power industry professionals. Our team of experts based in Copenhagen offers market leading expertise related to blade risk management. Our goal is to deliver the best available and robust solutions to empower our clients with the ability to make decisions to optimize their asset performance.