Pre-Forum Workshop: Tuesday 12 March 2019  

Chair: Paul McKeever, Head of Strategic Research, ORE Catapult 

A masterclass led by Paul McKeever, Head of Strategic Research at ORE Catapult, based on insights from the the Wind Blade Research Hub

12:30

Registration and Refreshments

13:00

Identifying Practical Limits to Current Monitoring Systems for a Realistic Assessment of Blade Integrity

  • Assessing what sensors can detect and what they cannot
  • Condition monitoring based on peripheral information
  • How to use the data you have to make informed decisions for lifetime extension
14:00

Designing Blades with End-of-life in Mind

  • Understanding composite material behaviour under common environmental conditions
  • Maintaining robustness in larger blades 
15:00

World Cafe: End-of-life Wind Turbines

Participants will be invited to sit at different roundtables, each with a topic on a piece of paper for delegates to engage with in an open and honest discussion. After twenty minutes, each member of the table will move to a different table, leaving behind key points from their discussion on the piece of paper to launch new discussions.

  • Access to historical data
  • Reblading and retrofitting
  • Inspection and repair strategy

16:00

Close of Workshop

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