Sunday, 9 May 2010
Blade production evaluation through damage assessment experience
Request for partnership with Benchmarking Center (ICB) at Fraunhofer IPK Berlin was wrapped up in order to define strategies for best practices on a management level of this sector. Dr. Holstein explained the core structural blade characteristics of turbine market leaders, common production technologies and its history and name the most frequently identified production related blade failures. His contribution was peppered with numerous updated inspection findings. Main difficulty in walking through the 5 step benchmarking model is the acquisition of the right industrial partners to join an open minded process to learn. I hear you say: This is impossible in wind business! But what the hell, I like this basic approach option.