Wind Turbine Repair - Case Study

Gurit's RENUVO™ uses UV LED curing technology for wind turbine repair. Back to Case Studies page.

Blade Repair and In-factory Production and Finishing

Gurit Renuvo

Gurit's RENUVO™ offers a fresh and novel approach to the manufacture, maintenance and repair of today's wind turbine blades. RENUVO™ uses UV light from specially-designed lamp equipment to achieve full cure in just a few minutes. The Phoseon FireFly™ lamp is an ideal solution for fast in-factory curing of RENUVO™. The compact solid state device provides low energy consumption as well as being environmentally friendly, with no ozone generation and mercury free. The Phoseon FireFly can provide the cure speed required for large scale factory processing using RENUVO™ materials.

RENUVO™ Blade Repair
RENUVO™ blade repair materials are designed to be handled at temperatures as low as +5ºC. This greatly widens the operating window for carrying out repairs and dramatically reduces the turbine downtime. RENUVO™ materials are easy to handle, requiring no mixing or awkward hand-impregnation of heavy glass fabrics.

RENUVO™ In-Factory Blade
Production and Finishing RENUVO™ materials are also suited to the automation and optimisation of existing in-factory blade production processes such as leading and trailing edgeurface finishing, in mould repairs and surface preparation prior to topcoat applications.

RENUVO™ Wet Laminating System
RENUVO™ materials are also suited to the automation and optimisation of existing in-factory blade production processes such as leading and trailing edge finishing, in-mould repairs and surface preparation prior to topcoat applications. As blade production processes can vary greatly, any of the RENUVO™ products may be combined in order to achieve a bespoke solution. In order to maximise the flexibility of such solutions, RENUVO™ WL has been developed specifically for in-factory applications.

About Gurit
Gurit is a leading global supplier of composite materials and technical solutions to the wind energy, transportation, tooling, marine markets and other selected application areas, integrating structural design, materials science, manufacturing technology and process engineering. Gurit's comprehensive product range comprises fibre reinforced glass and carbon prepregs, core materials, gelcoats, adhesives, resins and consumables, as well as key tooling equipment, such as production moulds and other certain finished parts.

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