Wind Turbines: When is 20 Years Not 20 Years?
Learning more about your wind farm can help extend the life of your gearboxes from 20 years to 25 years, and maximise your investment returns, writes Francesco Cornacchia.
It is well-known that many wind turbine gearboxes have a design life of 20 years.
However, it is also well-known that a great number of gearboxes don’t last for 20 years and fail prematurely. Why the discrepancy?