Wind Energy Solutions

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Shot Blasting And Shot Peening For The Wind Energy Sector

For customers in the Wind Energy sector, Wheelabrator Group designs, manufactures and installs standard and customised shot blast systems, offering the latest technology for surface profiling, shot peening and preparation prior to coating.

Cast parts, components and steel plate/sections are cleaned to remove millscale and rust and metal parts are peened to increase strength and improve longevity. Wheelabrator has been working with the wind power sector for over 30 years, designing machines and analysing data to continually improve and enhance the technologies offered.

 

Typical Applications Include:

 

Component
Application 
Typical Machine Solution
 Main Frame  Cleaning, burring, painting  
 Hyraulic Brake Disc  Cleaning, burring, peening  
 Gearbox Pinion & Gears  Cleaning, burring, peening  
 Yaw Drive Pinion & Gears  Cleaning, burring, peening
 Rotor Shaft  Shot peening   
 Rotor Shaft Bearing  Etching, coating, painting  
 Pitch Drive Bearing  Etching, coating, painting  
 Rotor Hub  Cleaning, burring, painting  
 Rotor Blades Flange  Shot peening  
 Tower

 Cleaning, burring, etching, coating, painting

 Treatment of Steel Plate: Roller Conveyor Machines
 Plate Preservation: Preservation Line

 Tower Flange  Cleaning, burring, coating & painting  

 Transformer

 Cleaning, burring, painting  

Wind Turbine Tower Painting and Drying

For the painting and drying process of wind turbine towers, Wheelabrator has specifically developed a wide angle nozzle air distribution technique which ensures good ventilation of the working area whilst creating a significant reduction of installed air movement, heating energy consumption and therefore operating costs.

Cast Parts and Components

Cast parts and components can be blast cleaned in a variety of ways, and some sections of the gear/hub that will be operating under cyclical stress may need to be peened to increase the resistance to fatigue.

Have a look at the peening product pages for more information, or simply contact us and we will help you to find the best solution for your specific need.

Composite Wind Turbine Blades

Our sister company, Matrasur Composites, has developed composite application technology for wind turbine blades. For more information visit the website at www.matrasurcomposites.com or email directly to info@matrasurcomposites.com