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Turbine blades weighed

06 April 2021

MHI VESTAS needed an accurate way of measuring the weight of its 80m-long turbine blades at both the root and the tip upon completion of the painting process. The blades are made on the Isle of Wight before being transported to Fawley for painting and weighing.

Accuracy is critical as once the blades are weighed they are classified as light, medium and heavy for use on each turbine. Once the total weight of the blade is determined, the manufacturer is able to calculate how much ballast is applied to each blade to create the sets of three to make up a turbine.

DLM provided a 25t capacity Telemetry Tensile Link and 20t capacity S-cell Load Cell. The data is read by the operator on two separate wireless handheld displays. The load monitoring equipment is rigged beneath the hooks of the site’s overhead lifting equipment.

For more information, visit www.dlm-uk.com

 
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