A wind turbine blade is subjected to many different conditions and forces, causing wear to increase rapidly with the passage of time and the accompanying aging and exposure to the elements. Blades do not last forever. There are often barely visible tiny cracks, delaminations and other defects. Contamination slowly accumulates or the coating gradually becomes porous. It is important to identify these minor defects and address them in a timely manner. Otherwise you risk being faced with even greater damage. Global Blade Service’s periodic inspection is intended for just that purpose: to nip problems in the bud. Expert eyes scrutinize each blade from root to tip to assess their condition. Our specialists then report the state of the blades and, if desired, we take appropriate measures to resolve any deficiencies in consultation with the customer.
With timely inspection and then repair of the identified defects you prevent greater damage and unnecessary downtime of the wind turbine. Naturally we always try to schedule inspections for low wind periods so you maintain optimal yield.
Every manufacturer provides a warranty on delivered material. Is your warranty nearing its end, and do you want to make sure you make optimal use of the warranty? Then schedule an ‘end-of-warranty inspection’. During this inspection we take a close look at the state of the various parts. Often manufacturing or design problems only become visible after the blades have been subjected to forces. You can then claim any damages from the manufacturer before it is too late.
Placed an order and want to have the delivery inspected? We objectively examine the delivered goods for you to identify any manufacturing defects, deficiencies and transport damage. With a practised eye we quickly detect any irregularities. This is very important, especially when you consider that the tip of a blade reaches speeds of up to 300 km/h. We inspect the blades to ensure they can handle these forces.