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RNET-236 - Wind Turbine Maintenance Techniques - 2.50 Credits

RNET-236 - Wind Turbine Maintenance Techniques - 2.50 Credits

Course Details
Wind turbine mechanical and electrical theory is put into practice through the units of this course. Units are primarily laboratory based activities requiring trainees to demonstrate mastery of concepts related to wind turbine maintenance. Further mechanical topics centre around lubrication, torqueing tools and techniques, jacking, stretching tools, pullers, leverage techniques, helical, herringbone and planetary gear sets, shafts, coupling types, power transmission systems, clutches, brakes, slings, spreader bars, lifting techniques, vibration analysis and predictive failure analysis using a variety of modern techniques. The course will include coverage of the skill sets necessary to perform inspections and repairs on a variety of blade materials and rotors used on modern wind turbine systems. Common turbine technician tasks are practiced from start to finish with work based on actual service manuals, inspections, disassembly and assembly of components, performance of routine maintenance tasks, and collection of documentation and submission of service reports. Mastery of skill competencies will be measured by instructors and proctors of the practical skill assessments.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Renewable Energies Technology Diploma Program - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : RNET CORE Year 1
    Corequisites : RNET-235 , RNET CORE Year 1
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s Degree and at least 5 years relevant experience
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 80
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • apply in a practical way the vocational learning outcomes associated with the theory course that works in tandem with this course. (RNET 235-Wind Turbine Maintenance);

    • work safely with Wind Turbine electrical and mechanical/hydraulic components and the power they output by adherence to all RET lab safety regulations related to Wind Turbine training systems and associated components; identify safety hazards associated with Wind Turbine component parts. Perform a job safety analysis (JSA) and deploy safety systems as needed;

    • demonstrate how to isolate both electrical and mechanical energy potentials in wind turbine systems; demonstrate the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with wind turbine simulators;

    • determine the appropriate size, rating, and location for bonding, grounding, and surge suppression in a wind turbine system;

    • acquire and interpret wind resource data to establish performance expectations and use in turbine system calculations; given a completed site assessment, design a grid-connected wind turbine system;

    • demonstrate the concepts of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and data - communications related to wind turbines;

    • perform preventive maintenance on the electrical, mechanical and electronic systems of a utility grade wind turbine; be able to measure (instrumentation) wind parameters and analyze data and predict energy production;

    • ·verify wind turbine system functionality, including start-up, shutdown, normal operation, and emergency/bypass operation;

    • perform diagnostic procedures, interpret the results, and implement corrective measures on a malfunctioning system; and

    • demonstrate typical maintenance procedures on a typical interconnected wind turbine system and document the results; troubleshoot a malfunctioning system and document the results.

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