E-3120 bedplates are prone to cracking due to highly localised stresses in the welds in a few small areas of the bedplate.
Left unchecked the cracks will ultimately grow and render the bedplate unserviceable. Many of our competitors offer welding and plating services to extend the bedplate life but, this preventative measure will often only buy a short period of time before other repairs are required.
The only other option offered by many as a long-term solution is a completely new bedplate. This can prove expensive and may mean that your turbine is out of operation for several weeks.
However, DC21 can provide an alternative to replacing the bedplate. We are proud to have invested considerable time and financial investment in developing a solution based on “light-weighting” technology, first seen in the aerospace and automotive industry. Such technology was originally used to lower the mass of components whilst ensuring no impact on their efficiency.
DC21 has devised a system to reinforce the steel structure of the bedplate by effectively bonding carbon fibre parts to it. Using this technique, performance of E-3120 bedplates has been so enhanced that peak stresses seen are reduced by 77%.
We can, therefore, deliver a reinforced bedplate at a fraction of the cost of a new one.
DC21 are UK experts, providing high-quality, technologically advanced repairs, upgrades, and maintenance for Endurance E-3120 Wind Turbines.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to know more about our highly competitive endurance wind turbine upgrade and repair services.