Leading Edge Protection ProtectyourbladesagainstintenseconditionsandpreventalifetimeAEPlossofupto7%* Benefits • Protectagainstbladedamageand expensiverepairsorreplacements • Reducetheriskofturbinedowntime • Reduceinsurancecosts • AvoidAEPlossesofupto7% tURBine PLAtfORMs AllVestasplatforms Rotor blades are exposed to intense environmental conditions. Rain, hail, sand, dirt and salty sea water all gather on the surfaces and can lead to soiling and roughening of paint and coating systems, especially on blade leading edges. This leads to material abrasion and crack formation caused by erosion and will ultimately result in deterioration of the blade’s aerodynamic characteristics. Vestas has therefore developed an upgrade that is specifically designed to strengthen the blade’s resistance against weather. Leading Edge Protection is an upgrade to your blade’s ability to resist erosion at the most exposed area of the blade. A thoroughly tested coating is applied to provide extra protection for the highly stressed area of the blade, doubling the durability compared to an alternative repair. The upgrade can be implemented uptower and can be performed in conjunction with a scheduled service visit. * Based on research and simulations in erosion models Get in touch with us today Visit vestas.com or contact your local Vestas service office to get to know more about how leading edge protection and our other service solutions can improve the performance of your turbines.
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