Towards Testing 4.0 – How SKF helps shape the future of wind energy
The demand on wind turbines is increasing. It is the same for the roller bearings that enable their smooth operation. These bearings must withstand ever-higher loads, moments, and harsh conditions, while still increasing efficiency and reliability as demand rises. To help companies meet these challenges, SKF analyzes large-scale roller bearing behavior under extreme and real conditions at the Sven Wingquist Test Center.
Keeping wind turbines spinning – Why artificial intelligence alone is not enough
The goal of every operator is to get the best out of their wind turbine. But the methods it takes to reach that singular goal are many. That's where SKF Rotating Equipment Performance comes in – a tailor-made service for your needs.
Demands on modern turbines – How to meet gearbox performance needs
The wind energy sector continuously works to make electricity production more efficient. We are seeing a rise in offshore installations as well as in areas with low winds. The challenge: designing wind turbine components that can withstand these harsh conditions.
What’s in store? – Solutions for stockpiling the wind and sun
Energy, energy everywhere – but what are we going to do with it all? Consumption is of course on the increase, but storing energy harnessed from renewable sources is an issue that global players are keen to solve sooner rather than later.
Pro-active monitoring – How artificial intelligence can reduce false alarms
When false alarms occur in a wind turbine, they can incur high costs and waste operators’ valuable time. To reduce the amount of such incidents, SKF has developed Protean, leveraging AI technology based on SKF @ptitude software to monitor wind turbine drivetrains in an automated fashion.
NEOM: The future’s new home? – All about the Red Sea’s green city
In renewable energy’s relatively short existence, no project as ambitious as NEOM has ever been dreamed of. But Saudi Arabia’s potentially greener-than-green city is now under construction. Compared with the erection of the pyramids, but ready in ten years, NEOM and THE LINE represent a massive mindset shift in the region.
Proper provision – Cut costs with effective spare parts management
Sourcing and procuring spare parts are major cost factors in the wind industry and require careful planning. After all, having too many spares can have just as negative an impact as having too few. But why is that? And what can operators do to find the right balance?
Sealing solutions for solidity – How seals can improve turbine robustness
When it comes to operational reliability and service life of wind turbines, the smallest components can have a big impact. Therefore, it is most important to opt for engineering solutions which can withstand the tough conditions that wind farms operate in.
WindEnergy digital – Part 2 – Digitization in the wind industry
Exhibitors were unfortunately unable to participate in the digital version of WindEnergy Hamburg this year after all. To ensure that SKF Wind’s exciting showcase is not wasted, this article shares some insights into the technologies and data-driven processes which are shaping the industry. How are new technologies and computer-aided processes influencing the industry?