The increasing power output from today’s wind turbines, enabled by taller towers and longer rotor blades, put materials and systems to the tests. To ensure turbine integrity and to maximize uptime, Element provides materials expertise, testing, inspection, and calibration services to support Wind Turbine OEMs and the Wind industry supply chain from R&D and production, to maintenance and failure investigations.
Harsh operation conditions have increasingly stringent requirements, including turbine mechanical strength, aging properties, and corrosion resistance. We offer a wide range of services to make certain that quality requirements are met throughout the wind turbines, including:
- Onshore fundaments and anchors
- Offshore monopile and transition piece materials and coatings
- Tower materials and fasteners
- Transmissions and lubricants
- Blade composite materials
Services for Wind Energy
Our testing services for the wind energy industry include
- Materials Testing
- Structural Mechanics Testing
- Coatings and Corrosion testing
- Product Qualification Testing
- Concrete and Anchor Testing
- Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electrical safety,
- Laser tracking
- Fire & live safety programs,
- Failure Analysis
- Calibration services
- Assessment of environmental impact
The Element advantage
Everything Element does is designed to deliver certainty to its customers. We make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect and certify for our customers are compliant, safe and fit for purpose to ensure the correct installation of wind turbines towers, to optimize the output and productivity of the towers and to maximize the life of the towers in situ.
That is the Certainty of Element.
Find out more about Element's comprehensive ranges of materials testing services available in the TIC sector, covering materials selection, application and performance testing as well as failure analysis testing services.
Find out about Element's range of metallurgical testing services, including microscopy, corrosion evaluation, hardness and on-site services.
Polymer Matrix Composite Testing
Find out more about how Element’s polymer experts can put your non-metallic materials to the test through mechanical, chemical, analytical and environmental testing.
Element is a leading provider of metrology services, with over 70 years’ experience in delivering a complete range of measurement technology and calibration services to a diverse range of industry sectors.
Find out about Elements range of coatings testing services designed to help to make certain that materials, products and pipelines we test for our customers are protected from corrosion, ultraviolet light, water penetration, heat, abrasion and chemicals.
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)
TMA provides data on thermal properties by contacting the specimen with a quartz probe to measure CTE and Tg.
Xenon Arc Testing
Element is at the cutting-edge of accelerated exposure testing, providing xenon arc testing to clients in the textile, polymer, paint, and automotive industries.
Our team includes Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI), Certified Welding Engineers (CWEng), and industry-dedicated technical staff to assist with projects across sectors and applications.