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Failure Analysis

Corrosion Analysis - Wind Turbines

Wind turbines operate in harsh on-shore and off-shore environments. The surface condition of wind turbine components can have significant impacts on ultimate power generation, and if the integrity of structural components are compromised, catastrophic failures can occur.

Lucideon provides expert evaluation of component and coating systems to determine root causes of premature degradation or failure, and if corrosion is a contributing factor, as well as identifying the corrosion mechanisms involved.

Utilise our power generation materials and industry expertise to select materials and coatings more resistant to corrosion and fouling in specific environments, identify corrosion inhibiting techniques, improve processing parameters to specify, apply and manufacture products with increased performance and service life.

Examples of corrosion investigations performed include:

  • Premature failure of gearbox bearings
  • Performance comparison of anti-corrosion coatings and substrates
  • Spalled ceramic bearing coatings
  • Assessing corrosion performance of new alloy and weld materials

To learn more about our metallurgical evaluation capabilities, click here