Benefits • Protect against blade damage and expensive repairs or replacements, decreasing risk of AEP losses from blade erosion or downtime • Full suite of upgrade solutions to match specific needs and asset management strategy Leading Edge Protection Upgrade Solutions Ensure undisrupted, optimal turbine performance by protecting your blades against harsh environmental conditions Leading edges exposure to elements During wind turbine operation, blades are continuously exposed to changing environmental conditions. Over a blade’s operational lifetime, this will naturally generate wear and tear leading to the erosion of the leading edge of the blade in particular - depending on the site and project specific conditions. In addition to the visual impact of erosion, deterioration of the leading edge can negatively impact the aerodynamic characteristics of a blade, leading to increased sound and performance reduction. If left unaddressed, it can eventually lead to structural damage in the turbine, requiring expensive repairs. Portfolio of solutions to fit project-specific conditions Vestas offers a comprehensive suite of Leading Edge Protection upgrade solutions to suit your site-specific requirements and asset management strategy. Paint coatings, tape and shell solutions are all designed to increase resilience against weather and deter erosion at the most exposed areas of the blade. They can be applied across turbine brands and platforms.
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