Wind blade structural composite repair

Course code: TECH-260
Course duration: 5 Days

Introduction

This course is developed for anyone from an inspector to atechnician in the field, to learn about the principles of Wind Turbine wind blade repair. Repairs on Wind blades are not a common standard in the industry and every Wind blade manufacturer has his own Structural Repair Manual which has to be followed.

EFC owner Bert Groenewoud and Instructor Robert Otterspoor, have a lot of knowledge and hands-on experience in repair of Wind Turbine Blade such as:

  • NDI
  • Damage assessment
  • report writing
  • repair and
  • post-repair inspection.

All gained during several wind blade repair projects for Vestas in the Philippines. (See EFC’s portfolio).

Advised pre-requisites

No previous experience is required, but the EFC TECH 001, composite course is recommended for basic knowledge, or an equivalent level of experience in composite materials and repair would benefit in this coursePlease contact EFC for more information if needed.

Participants

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Number of participants

Minimum required 4 and Maximum 16 per course*.

* Courses will be confirmed as running by EFC as soon as sufficient applications are received!

Objectives

To provide participants with theoretical knowledge and practical Hands-On skills necessary to carry out basic fabrication and repair.

At the end of the course the participants:

  • Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Must be attentive to details
  • Can work according to Safety regulations and recognize hazardous situations & materials
  • Can work with the OEM manuals for interior parts
  • Knows material properties and is familiar with “Handling & Storage” of frozen materials
  • Knows how work with dry glass fabric and liquid Epoxy resin to impregnate wet in wet (Wet Lay-Up)
  • Can apply damage assessment plan work and work as planned
  • Can find steps of repair to be taken in the Aircraft type related OEM manuals for interior parts
  • Can apply fundamental vacuum bagging, bleeder & breather concepts
  • Can repair  Glass fibre single/double curved panels with Nomex® honeycomb and foam core
  • Performs basic ‘Wet Lay Up’ cosmetic repairs in sanwhich panels  from the inside to outside
  • Can apply Tedlar and wall paper
  • Must be able to understand criteria as written in the SAE- CACRC AIR 4938 and Composite Glossary document.

Course content theory

  • Blade structure and ply play up drawings
  • Types of resin, gel-coat, paints and their properties
  • Cure and post-cures of material used
  • Basic material used
  • Exothermic reactions and safety precautions
  • Methods of various repair
  • Autonomous heat blankets
  • Mini hotbonders
  • Moisture meter
  • Drying methods
  • OEM blade production repair manuals and layup drawings
  • Sanding with orbital sanders
  • NDI, Non Destructive Inspection, damage assessment by photography and Drones
  • Post repair Inspection
  • Lightning Strike repair
  • Nose Cap repair
  • Gurrit, RENOVO repair system usage
  • Safety

Workshop exercises (Level 1-2)

Participants will be intensively monitored while fabricating reinforced fiber laminates from sandwich parts Glass Fiber prep-preg and dry fiber material using various ply lay-Up directions. Lay-Up of vacuum materials and perform vacuum leak checking and curing.

  • Damage assessment and reporting
  • Determine ply directions in Glass, fiber laminates by sanding.
  • Damage removal, scarf preparation for repair using a Wet Lay-Up and pre-preg repair process.
  • Introduction to oven and Hot Bond repair consoles and their equipment.
  • Performs basic ‘Wet Lay Up’ cosmetic repairs in sanwhich panels  from the inside to outsid
  • Can apply Tedlar and wall paper
  • Can cut carpetting and aply seems on it by sewing
  • Repair Gargonets if applicable
  • Can adjust cabin seat cilindersto the right settings
  • Can bond ABS seat covers by dissolving technique
  • Can Install & remove fasteners like treadhed inserst, bushings
  • Can Install heli-coil threaded inserts

Examinations

  • Multiple choice questions from each of the teachings Level 2-3
  • Successful completion is 75{63753f107260f26306864167adcf73e00445e84c75013824deb98cc0ddc15287} correct answers
  • The examination will be closed book and  can be conducted by a Part 147 approved Examiner
    on request
  • The practical mark will be the average of all marks gained from the practical exercises
    Assessment activities are built into our courses, to give feedback on the achievement and personal potential and kept record in a personal logbook per student.
  • All grades will be recorded in the participant individual training records and kept on record at EFC for unlimited time (compliant with Reference EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014)
  • A certifcate of accomplishment is handed out to each participant.

Tailor made

Note for companies only:

  • If required, our Training courses can be tailored made to meet your specific needs. 
  • Course dates as noted on our course schedule can be adjusted on request to meet your required starting date.
  • If you have a requirement for this, please contact our business development manager, Rolf Hovener, via his personal page.

Bicester, UK

This course can also be held at our facility in Bicester in the UK at the Bicester Banbury College.  If you have a need for this, please contact our purchasing manager Rolf Hovener via his personal page.

On site training

This course is not meant for  'On-Site' training at your company.

For information & requirements, contact our business & purchasing manager Rolf Hovener via his personal page or contact owner / founder Bert Groenewoud via his page.

Course pricing

All listed course prices are Excl VAT. (Dutch VAT is 21%). EFC complies with Dutch tax laws. On request, companies can be sent an invoice instead of paying direct On-line with PayPal, IDEAL or credit card.

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Cost for this course:  2.195,00 EUR

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