Test Rig Will Explore Impact Of Water Erosion on Wind Turbine Blades

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ORE Catapult will install the test rig at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth.

Official Press Release ORE Catapult:

Catapult installs new rain erosion test rig at Blyth

A new test rig, designed to simulate the erosion caused by the impact of water droplets on a wind turbine blade during operation, is being installed at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth.

The rig was purchased with funds from InnovateUK and supplied by R&D Test Systems A/S. It will enhance the Catapult’s extensive blade testing capabilities and research activities, enabling the technology innovation centre to provide deep engineering and technical analysis and interpretation of test results for customers and research programmes.  This will lead to a better understanding of the impact that rain erosion can have on  materials, repair applications and methodologies. Better understanding the... ... More: Official Press Release ORE Catapult

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