Conference Day 2 | 7 April 2017
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration and welcome coffee
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM Chairman’s opening
Manufacturing concepts – how to increase quality and reduce time for production
9:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM Mould design and curing procedures for rotor blade production to reduce cycle timesKlaus Peter Jaquemotte, Technology Centre Leader, Carbon Rotec GmbH & Co. KG
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Reduce blade production time through innovative lightning protection systemTJ Gaines, Global Product Manager, Lightning Protection, ERICO Electrical and Fastening Solutions
- Increased plant capacity through reduced lightning protection installation time
- Improved lightning protection with fully insulated system
- Reduction in installation errors associated with mechanical connections
- Lightning event monitoring system
TJ GainesGlobal Product Manager, Lightning Protection
ERICO Electrical and Fastening Solutions
10:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM Refreshment break and networking
Advances in materials to improve reliability and cost function
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Vacuum infused thermoplastic tomposites for wind turbine rotor bladesDr Pierre Gerard, Expert Acrylics, Composites and Nanomaterials, Arkema
- Development of a vacuum infusion process where the in-situ polymerization of a new acrylic liquid thermoplastic resin takes place in the mold
- Improvement of fatigue properties through a better fiber to matrix bond by reactive nature of the resin
- Mechanical properties and advantages in automation, cycle time reduction, assembly by welding, repair and recyclability
Dr Pierre GerardExpert Acrylics, Composites and Nanomaterials
11:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM Speakers’ CornerAlexander Krimmer, Team Leader Blade Material, EUROS Entwicklungsgesellschaft für Windkraftanlagen mbH, Germany Mark Hancock, Engineering Specialist, GE Wind Power
Rotor blades Q&A I: Designers meeting material providers
Do we need any interaction between material manufacturers and rotor blade developers?
Is there a design for manufacturing?
How can we ensure that material properties during manufacturing are part of early design considerations?
How to close gaps?
Alexander KrimmerTeam Leader Blade Material
EUROS Entwicklungsgesellschaft für Windkraftanlagen mbH, Germany
Mark HancockEngineering Specialist
GE Wind Power
12:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM Rotor blade design against fatigueAlexander Krimmer, Team Leader Blade Material, EUROS Entwicklungsgesellschaft für Windkraftanlagen mbH, Germany
12:30 PM - NaN:NaN AM Hybrid laminates and nanoparticle reinforced materials for improved rotor blade structuresEelco Jansen, Head of the Section “Composites”, Institute of Structural Analysis,
1:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM Networking lunch
Operator’s view and requirements throughout the blade’s lifetime
2:15 PM - 2:15 PM Operator’s view and requirements throughout the blade’s lifetimeStefan Löser, Head of Design & Analysis, EUROS GmbH Heiner Strauß, Senior Project Manager Nordsee Ost, RWE Innogy GmbH
Rotor Bade Q&A II: Wind farm owners meeting turbine manufactures and service specialists
How can we ensure a feedback loop between all parties, to increase reliability and help to cut down cost?
Stefan LöserHead of Design & Analysis
Heiner StraußSenior Project Manager Nordsee Ost
RWE Innogy GmbH