How to choose the right bearings for offshore wind turbines

By WPED Contributor By Doug Lucas; Wind Energy EngineerThe Timken Company
Bearings that can provide the highest possible performance potential in a compact design are ideal for reducing the overall component size, weight, and manufacturing costs in wind turbines. This is particularly true and challenging of main-shaft bearings in offshore turbines, which must withstand harsh sea-salt conditions without fault.
Onshore wind developers and operators deserve enormous credit for their hard work and dedication. If the U.S. is to fully optimize wind capacity in the country, however, it is time to follow the UK and European markets. And this means pushing the offshore wind sector forward

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