Power generation induction heating can be used to manufacture wind turbines with a seamless maintenance process which diminished downtime and ensured maximum uptime.
With pollution levels across the globe reaching alarming figures and becoming a major catalyst for global warming, countries across the globe are looking at renewable energy sources for power generation. One of the major sources of renewable energy is wind energy. Wind energy is harnessed through wind turbines.
Induction heating can be used to produce wind turbines with reduced maintenance and maximum uptime. In today’s global economy, manufacturers of power generation equipment face many challenges. While continually seeking ways to drive down production costs and accelerate time-to-market, improved product quality and manufacturing consistency are essential. And particularly in the power generation industry, environmental concerns have begun to play a major role.
Induction heating is a quick, clean, non-contact method of inducing heat for a wide variety of metal joining and heat-treating applications used in the manufacture of power generation equipment. When compared to convection, radiant, open flame or other heating methods it is often superior.
Induction heating offers substantial advantages
• Increased consistency with solid state temperature control & closed loop monitoring systems
• Maximized productivity with in-cell operation; no soaking time or lengthy cool down cycles
• Improved quality with minimized product warpage, distortion and reject rates
• Extended fixture life with site-specific heat without heating any surrounding parts
• Environmentally sound without flame, smoke, waste heat, noxious emissions or loud noise
• Reduced energy consumption with up to 80% energy efficiency
Bonding is an adhesive curing process which allows the quick joining of two elements. In the modern assembly of mechanical parts bonding is increasingly used instead of spot welding and rivets as examples.
Hardening is a process of heating followed by cooling generally fast for increase hardness and mechanical strength of steel. Induction hardening, using induction heating and quenching, provides an economical way to process shafts, gears, bearings, yokes, spindles, sprockets, wire, tube, pipe or other parts.
The induction method is used for clean, safe and simple removal of coatings. It works by the principle of generating heat in the steel substrate sufficiently to break the bond between the steel and coating layer.