Maximise the cost effectiveness of wind turbines


Low carbon energy & Energy mix + Maximizing Profitability + Developing high efficiency & reliability machines


Develop reliable renewable energy

Customer needs

Wind turbine manufacturer faced with an incident on one of its wind turbines in France

Fracture of the main shaft after 80 months of operation

Suspected presence of a visible defect

Customer benefits

Customer’s assistance during results presentation to French authorities for wind farm commissioning

Scheduling of preventive inspection campaigns based on an implemented procedure

Cetim answer

Failure analysis

Inspection of the main shaft using the ultrasound imaging technique, without removal or long downtime

Delivered results

Determination of the positions and dimensions of the defects to allow the calculation of their harmfulness

Make the processing of collected data easier in order to rapidly determine the condition of the part