Advanced Blade Repair Training – Internal Blade Repair & Advanced Lamination Techniques

Advanced Blade Repair Training for Internal Blade Repair Includes Advanced Lamination Techniques training.

The Advanced Blade Repair Training – Internal Blade Repair course is a specialized program designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to safely perform internal blade repair on wind turbine blades. The course focuses on the unique challenges and safety considerations associated with working inside the confined space of a wind turbine blade.

During the course, students will have the opportunity to work with a real wind turbine blade used as a prop to simulate realistic working conditions. The training curriculum covers both theoretical and practical aspects of internal blade repair, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

Course Duration: 5 Days

Pre-Requisite: GWO Blade Repair or equivalent job experience

Validation: Permanent

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  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment: Students will develop the ability to identify potential hazards associated with confined space entry and internal blade repair. They will learn how to conduct thorough risk assessments and implement appropriate control measures to mitigate risks.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): The course will provide comprehensive training on the selection, use, and maintenance of PPE specific to confined space entry and blade repair, including fall protection, confined space rescue, respiratory protection, and protective clothing.
  • Tools and Equipment: Students will become familiar with the specialized tools and equipment used for internal blade repair, such as lighting platforms, access systems, specialized repair materials and equipment. They will learn proper handling, maintenance, and safety precautions associated with these tools.
  • Confined Space Entry Procedures: Students will learn about the specific procedures and protocols required for entering and working safely within the unique confined space of a wind turbine blade. This includes understanding permit systems, ventilation, communication, and emergency response plans.
  • Repair Techniques and Procedures: The course will cover a range of repair techniques commonly used for internal blade repairs, including composite repair methods, adhesive bonding, surface preparation, and excavation. Students will gain hands-on experience and learn best practices for each repair procedure.
  • Quality Control and Inspection: Students will learn how to perform comprehensive quality control inspections to ensure the effectiveness and safety of internal blade repairs. They will understand the importance of documentation, record keeping, and compliance with industry standards.

Throughout the training program, safety will be emphasized as a top priority. Students will be guided on safe work practices, emergency procedures, and the importance of continuous risk assessment in internal blade repair.

By the end of the advanced blade training course, students will have developed the skills, knowledge, and confidence to safely and effectively perform confined space entry internal blade repairs on wind turbine blades, contributing to the efficient and reliable operation of wind energy systems while prioritzing their own safety and the safety of others.

This advanced blade training course is a specialized program designed to provide students with advanced skills and knowledge in performing advanced lamination techniques for wind turbine blade repair. This comprehensive training focuses on equipping students with the necessary techniques and expertise to effectively address complex damage and perform high quality lamination repairs on wind turbine blades.

During the course, students will receive in-depth instruction and hands-on experience with advanced lamination techniques using specialized materials. The training will emphasize the importance of precision, quality, and safety in blade repair, ensuring optimal performance and structural integrity.

Key topics covered in the course include:

  • Safety Practices: This course will emphasize safety practices specific to advanced lamination techniques. Students will learn about personal protective equipment (PPE), safe handling of chemicals, working with hazardous materials, and emergency response protocols. They will develop a strong understanding of safety precautions and best practices to minimize risks associated with advanced blade repairs.
  • Damage Assessment and Analysis: This course will provide training on advanced damage assessment techniques to identify and analyze complex blade damage. Students will learn how to assess the extent of damage, determine the appropriate repair approach, and develop effective repair strategies.
  • Material Selection and Testing: Students will gain knowledge on different composite materials used in advanced lamination repairs, such as carbon fiber, fiberglass, and epoxy resins. They will learn about material properties, selection criteria, compatibility, and conduct testing to ensure the suitability and quality of materials.
  • Tooling and Equipment: This course will familiarize students with specialized tools and equipment used in advanced lamination repairs, including vacuum systems and equipment, heating blankets, composite molds, and trimming tools. Proper usage, maintenance, and safety procedures for these tools will be covered.
  • Advanced Lamination Techniques: Students will learn advanced lamination techniques used in the repair of wind turbine blades. This includes vacuum infusion, wet layup, prepreg layup, resin injection, and composite patching. Students will understand the principles, procedures, and best practices for each technique.
  • Quality Control and Inspection: Students will learn comprehensive quality control and inspection techniques for advanced lamination repairs. They will understand the importance of monitoring and controlling variables such as temperature, resin flow, and vacuum pressure to ensure consistent and high-quality repairs.
  • Repair Documentation and Reporting: Effective documentation is critical in blade repair. Students will learn how to document repair procedures, record repair details, and create comprehensive reports to maintain a clear and traceable repair history. They will also understand the importance of proper documentation for warranty and certification purposes.

By the end of this advanced blade training course, students will have acquired the skills and knowledge required to perform complex lamination repairs on wind turbine blades. They will be equipped with the expertise to assess, plan, and execute advanced repair techniques using industry-standard practices. The course will empower students to contribute to the longevity and performance of wind turbines by ensuring the highest standards of quality, safety, and structural integrity in blade repair.

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