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The e-WindTech tool cosists of:

  • E-learning course on the most important and useful knowledge that windmill maintenance technicians must have.
  • Virtual reality simulations of a windmill and its parts.
  • An experimental e-learning platform, adapted to the virtual reality simulations and courses.

The contents of the elearning course are:

  • UNIT 1 - WIND ENERGY
    After the unit the student will:
    - know what wind is and how it varies with altitude
    - be able to calculate the kinetic energy of wind
    - know how to interpret the power curve of a wind turbine
    - know how the kinetic energy of wind is converted into electricity
    - how to identify the best places to site a wind turbine

  • UNIT 2 - DESCRIPTION OF A WIND TURBINE AND ITS COMPONENTS
    After the unit the student will:
    - know the most important milestones in the development of wind energy and wind turbines
    - be able to identify the different types of wind turbines
    - identify the different components of a wind turbine
    - know how to locate the main components of a wind turbine
    - know how the components relate to each other

  • UNIT 3 - INTRODUCTION TO THE MAINTENANCE OF WIND TURBINES
    After the unit the student will:
    - be able to differentiate the different types of wind turbine maintenance
    - be able to interpret the work instructions
    - identify some of the factors which can cause failures or breakdowns in a wind turbine
    - identify the main indicators which permit the proper working of a wind turbine or a wind farm to be assessed
    - acquire ideas on the documentary management of wind farms

  • UNIT 4 - PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE OF A GENERIC WIND TURBINE
    After the unit the student will:
    - know the main preventative maintenance tasks to be performed on a generic model wind turbine by following a control register.
    - be able to carryout the inspection of the blades of a wind turbine and identify the typical failures
    - be able to carryout the inspection of the gears of a wind turbine and identify the typical failures
    - know how to obtain a precise torque tightening of a bolted joint
    - know how to obtain a precise tension tightening of flanged joints

  • UNIT 5 - RISK PREVENTION IN THE MAINTENANCE OF WIND TURBINES
    After the unit the student will:
    - identify what the main risks are in the maintenance of wind turbines
    - know some of the basic rules to prevent risks associated with working at heights
    - know some of the basic rules to prevent electrical risks
    - know what the personal protection equipment is and how to use it



Interested on the contents? We have created a sample course of UNIT 1. Try it out!




In order to get a small idea of the virtual reality simulations please watch the following video