Farming News - Wind at last blowing in the right direction for suffering Endurance E3120 operators

Wind at last blowing in the right direction for suffering Endurance E3120 operators

10 Jul 2019
Frontdesk / Renewables

Wind at last blowing in the right direction for suffering Endurance E3120 operators

A business formed out of necessity with the directors themselves being owner operators of Endurance E3120 wind turbines, TURBINE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENTS LTD (TED) and the management team some 2 years ago embarked on the process of independently researching the reasons for component failures.

TED as a research and development company with an engineering pedigree and an expertise in the aviation and motorsport sectors are now in a position to offer components which alleviate the industry recognised problems associated with the Endurance turbines. 

A measure of the success achieved illustrated by the fact that the TED fixes developed for the E3120 are now in the final stages of ‘test to distruction’ analysis in co-operation with a leading sector insurer with an appetite to re-introducing insurance and business interruption cover for TED fixed turbine delivering peace of mind for their owners that their investments made may once again be protected and their turbines generating as intended.

 

Fixes include but are not limited to:

  • Full upgrade of E3120 to TED turbine in a TED workshop
  • Replacement of upgraded low speed shaft with upgraded bearing & seals
  • Replacement and refurbishment of rotor hub to include blade pin upgrade (not expanding pins)
  • Bedplate replacement services
  • Low speed shaft investigation via NDT and visual inspection
  • High speed shaft coupling to replace existing “flex plates” long life low vibration and noise
  • Fully revised braking system upgrade to ensure safe and reliable stops resulting in reduced stress on the machine. Available as an option in conjunction with revised PLC control
  • Gearbox and generator overhaul services
  • Tower stub at top of tower
  • Nyloil sleeves

 

 

More information is available on the TED website www.ted-ltd.co.uk

Attending the Royal Welsh Show Mon 22ndJuly – Thursday 25thJuly –

See the  TED show turbine demonstrating  the TED components on the Earthmill Maintenance stand.