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Wind Turbine Inspection Services

At VIVABLAST, we believe that the wind industry is at an exciting crossroads. The world is quickly moving toward a future where wind power will be an essential part of the energy mix.

To help you make the most of this transition, we offer full-scope inspection services for all types of wind farms and wind projects. Whether you need an initial condition assessment or ongoing monitoring, we have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to ensure your facilities are working at their best.

Our team uses the latest technologies to provide high-quality, cost-effective service at all times. This means that not only will our services meet your needs today—they will help ensure a low Levelized Cost Of Energy (LCOE) for years to come!

Lightning Protection System (LPS) Inspection

We deliver inspection service for the Lightning Protection System (LPS) to detect down conductor damages and repair oxidation of the receptor wires. Prevent your lightning turbine blades from being hit by lightning. Our sophisticated inspection tools offer you deep insight by measuring the LPS full-loop and by high voltage procedure to identify open circuits or resistance issues.

We measure all conductors and cables in order to determine their impedance, length, and overall condition. We will inspect all elements of the system, including:

  • Down Conductors;
  • Grounding Rods;
  • Earthing Electrodes;
  • Receptor Wires;
  • Lightning Arrester Disconnect Switches (LAD);

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Wind Blade Internal Inspection

At VIVABLAST, we know that internal inspections are an essential part of any wind turbine maintenance. The fact is, most wind turbine blades are difficult or impossible for humans to reach, which means that standard inspection methods just aren’t good enough. But we’ve developed a solution: a dedicated crawler-bot for high-quality internal inspections.

Thanks to the crawler’s small size and ability to maneuver through tight spaces, we are now capable of performing internal inspections on the majority of blades on active wind turbines—where it was previously impossible via a manual approach. In addition, our crawler-bot is equipped with powerful lights and HD 360-degree view cameras able to capture the full internal area of the turbine blade.

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Wind Blade External Inspection by Rope Access

Wind energy is one of the most promising forms of clean energy that is rapidly gaining popularity. It is also one of the fastest-growing segments in the power industry. With this growth, there are many questions about wind turbine maintenance and inspection as well as how to keep up with the increasing demand for wind-powered electricity.

At VIVABLAST, we understand that you need to perform visual inspections on your wind blades but do not want to take any risks to your employees’ safety. That’s why we have a team of experienced rope access technicians who are IRATA level 1-2-3, GWO, GWA certified to perform these tasks safely and accurately. With an accurate and thorough assessment report on the condition of turbine blades, our specialized technical team will then advise and support you on the best approach to any repairs needed. This is a friendly environmental and cost-efficient solution for a wide range of wind turbine maintenance activities, not only for wind blades.

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Wind Turbine Blade Drone Inspection

VIVABLAST is the leading provider of professional wind turbine blade autonomous drone inspection services. Our advanced cloud-based platform allows us to scan and analyze the data much safer and faster without any human risk or error.

We enable you to collect robust, reliable, and repeatable data for highly professional blade asset management. It offers high-quality and overlapping images and helps you to create comprehensive visibility of the blade health – enabling you to prioritize maintenance and repairs and minimize downtime effectively.

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Wind Tower Inspection

Wind turbine tower inspections are essential to any wind farm maintenance plan. A comprehensive review performed by rope access technicians or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will identify failures and potential safety hazards, allowing you to take action before a problem becomes unmanageable.

We offer a wide range of inspection services, including:

  • Welding defects;
  • Coatings issues;
  • Mechanical damage;

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Gearbox and Bearing Inspection

At VIVABLAST, we believe that gearbox and bearing inspection is an essential part of things like end-of-warranty assessments and ongoing periodic condition assessments. We employ a high-end video borescope copes with performing our wind turbine gearbox inspections, which means that we can see inside your unit with startling clarity.

We’ve worked with a wide range of clients and have performed inspections on everything from small turbines to large utility-scale units. Our experienced wind turbine gearbox inspectors ensure the best quality inspection and reporting. We also reference our observations against any findings from lubricant analysis and other condition monitoring systems.

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End–Of–Warranty (EOW) Inspection

When your wind turbine’s warranty period comes to an end, it is important to conduct an End-Of-Warranty (EOW) inspection to ensure that all critical components have been repaired or replaced in a timely manner.

VIVABLAST’s wind team can help you identify deficiencies and detect failures of critical components before the end of your warranty period and establish warranty claims on our findings. By planning an EOW inspection well in advance, you can maximize the understanding of your wind turbines and any safety, quality, or technical issues.

We inspect every component of your turbines to guarantee that they are in excellent operational condition and that they will continue to operate. We do perform activities in End- Of -Warranty period as follows:

  • Scada (Supervisory control and data acquisition) Alarm/ Availability Analyses
  • Scada (Supervisory control and data acquisition) Temperature Analysis
  • Scada (Supervisory control and data acquisition) Power Curve Analysis
  • Work Order Analysis
  • General WTG Analysis
  • Drive Train Vibration Monitoring
  • Borescope Inspections On Gearbox
  • Blades Inspection (External)
  • Blades Inspection (Internal)
  • Gearbox Oil Sampling
  • Main Bearing Grease Sampling
  • Blade Bearing Grease Sampling
  • Project Management / Report
  • Hydraulic Oil Analysis
  • Generator Alignments
  • WTG Walk Down Inspections
  • Full Electrical Inspection
  • Total Lightning Protection System Analysis
  • Review Of The Metal Scan System
  • Full Electrical Inspection

By conducting regular EOW inspections, you can also ensure that your wind turbines are operated efficiently for as long as possible.

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