Element is at the forefront of the deployment of wind technology, helping our customers to meet the growing demands from society and the environment for renewable energy sources.
Project developers and regulators need reassurance that they can rely on a wind turbine before it is approved, and wind turbine manufacturers need to show that the turbines work as intended. Independent testing provides that reassurance and credibility to ensure the turbines meet all the relevant standards.
Wind turbine testing services
Element is a specialist provider of wind turbine testing and inspection services to the Wind Farm sector across the globe. We help you through the testing process and perform rigorous testing and measurement to ensure your product is compliant with the relevant standards. Our experts work with manufacturers to complement in-house testing, as well as offering a full suite of testing capabilities across our global network of laboratories.
We specialize in geophysical and geotechnical assessment services to test the subsurface conditions of the proposed foundations for wind turbine towers. Our slump tests assess the consistency of the concrete used in the foundations and our anchor testing and pressure/compression capabilities test the force generated by the wind turbines and the impact that may have on the concrete used within the wind turbine foundations.
We are also a world leader in the provision of laboratory and field-based materials characterization; weld qualification and inspection; R&D related to polymer characteristics; corrosion and coatings testing; calibration; preventative failure and failure analysis as well as inspection and maintenance consultancy services required for towers, turbines, and wind blades.
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.
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 provides a number of visual testing services that in most cases can be the first method of inspection to detect defects and observe problems in the earliest stages of fabrication.
Find out how Elements fracture mechanics services support the Oil and Gas Upstream sector
Find out how Element's fatigue testing labs help companies meet quality requirements and create safer, stronger, more successful parts and products.
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 how Element's global team of failure analysis experts learn from the past, to help prevent failures in service.
Find out about Element's range of metallurgical testing services, including microscopy, corrosion evaluation, hardness and on-site services.
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.
Concrete & Aggregate Testing
We provide mortar testing, sand testing, concrete testing, aggregate testing, and stone testing services.
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.