Composite Wind Blade Repair Webinar
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Cost Advantages of Certified Personnel Executing Quality Repairs That Follow Proper Materials and Fabrication Techniques as per the Certified Composites Technician Program (CCT) Standards
The webinar will examine the advantages of maintained composites in wind blades for safety, efficiency and cost. The various materials, designs and resin systems for wind blades will be discussed to further understand requirements. In the drive to make wind power more cost competitive and efficient understanding the materials and how to repair them is a key effort. With the high cost of replacement, more advanced materials, multiple blade designs and increased length certified specialists in this area are needed for industry growth.
The webinar will provide a general overview of materials knowledge, structure repair training and repair techniques required to meet the ACMA Certified Composites Technician requirements. These are measurable skills needed to become a Composite Wind Blade Repair Technician (CCT). This critical repair and maintenance area is in growing demand as power generation efficiency and longevity of equipment is critical to wind energy business models. Materials suppliers and manufacturers require specified composite blade repairs. These should be done by certified technicians that understand the materials, design and proper repair procedures.
Andrew Pokelwaldt, Director, Certifications, American Composites Manufacturers Association