24-01-2017
: Pieter Jan Jordaens

OWI-Lab report goes into detail on what specific monitoring techniques of existing wind farm substructures are necessary to gain insights into fatigue life topics for design optimisation of future wind farms. Prior to the 3rd International Conference on Substructures for UK Offshore Wind, OWI-Lab shares some additional insights on the topic which has been part of a...

05-12-2016
: Pieter Jan Jordaens

That drones can also be useful in companies has been proven by tank storage company Vopak and Think 3D - experts in 3D scanning. These companies used drones in industrial applications such as the inspection of gas storage tanks and scanning industrial installations. And these aren't the only sectors where drones have great potential. In the field of renewables, such as onshore and offshore wind energy, the...

24-10-2016
: Pieter Jan Jordaens

In the first half year of 2016, a climatic test program was conducted on a Siemens 15MVA transformer in OWI-Lab’s large climatic test chamber. The 15 ton transformer was tested for extremely cold conditions down to -50°C in order to validate its cold start-up performance and the behavior during operations in low ambient temperatures in general. 85 sensor parameters were measured during the 4-week test program in order to ensure reliable, save and optimal...

17-10-2016
: Pieter Jan Jordaens

Large components for wind turbines or aircraft systems for example are often expensive to produce because of their uniqueness. Increasingly larger components can be achieved with additive manufacturing today, to which extra functionality can also be added. Prototyping and production are therefore getting simpler and cheaper.

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