Solution to minimize leading edge erosion on turbine blades

Jakob Ilsted Bech, Christian Bak, Flemming Vejen, Martin Bonde Madsen, Mertcan Bayar, Witold Robert Skrzypinski, Yukihiro Kusano, Kaj M. Halling, Morten Saldern, Anna-Maria Tilg, Søren Fæster, Nicolai Frost-Jensen Johansen

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A novel method is proposed to maximize the value of operating fleet of wind
turbines suffering leading edge erosion. This method will ensure longer
lifetime and reduce repair cost.
The challenge is to balance the cost of repair, downtime of wind turbines and
loss of energy production due to leading edge erosion. Current practice is to
inspect the turbines and repair when it is considered necessary from the point
of loss of Annual Energy Production (AEP) or structural failure. The cost for
repair is high and tends to get higher while the weather windows get narrower
as turbines increase in size and stand further away from service ports.
The novel method called ‘erosion safe mode’ can be implemented readily to
the operating fleet of turbines as well as to new wind farms. The method is
cost effective.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventWindEurope Conference and Exhibition 2019: Delivering a Clean Economy for all Europeans - BEC – Bilbao Exhibition Centre , Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 2 Apr 20194 Apr 2019


ConferenceWindEurope Conference and Exhibition 2019
LocationBEC – Bilbao Exhibition Centre
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