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Date: 28th April 2022

Platform: TEAMS

Fee: No charge

Hosted by the British Gear Association the Met4Wind project team would like to invite you to join our online work shop on Thursday 28th April 2022.

About the project.

Met4Wind (Metrology for enhanced reliability and efficiency of wind energy systems) is a European Research project within the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Download latest newsletter

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Why Met4Wind ?

The mechanical components of Wind Energy Systems (WES) are exposed to the highest loads, with torques of up to 20 MNm acting on the blades, and these are transmitted to the drivetrain’s components. Therefore, the requirements on these parts are high and this often results in tight manufacturing tolerances related to their size and mass. Reliable verification of manufacturing tolerances through accurate measurements is a critical part of quality assurance. This project will improve industrial measurement capabilities for the mechanical parts of WES following the Manufacturing Metrology Roadmap 2020 and it will help to accelerate the energy transition by enhancing the efficiency of WES technology.


The overall objective of the project is to enhance the reliability and efficiency of WES by ensuring the traceability of the measurements of their mechanical components, thereby improving industrial production processes in order to fulfil the demands of the Manufacturing Metrology Roadmap 2020. The specific objectives of the project are:

1. To investigate fast optical and multi-sensor measurement methods for roughness, form, and dimensions of mechanical components of WES and to determine the associated uncertainties.

2. To develop improved measurement and evaluation methods for the surfaces of industrial and WES drivetrain components, considering material properties, when appropriate.

3. To develop a digital twin (DT) of drivetrain and turbine blades to predict the degradation in the turbine’s efficiency.

4. To evaluate and improve the accuracy of machine tool measuring stations for fast and flexible inline metrology operating in harsh environments

About the event.

The workshop will:

  • inform you of the progress of the Met4Wind project (19ENG07 Metrology for enhanced reliability and efficiency of wind energy systems)

  • show how the project will benefit your organisation

  • let you know how you can get involved

The proceedings will include guest speakers and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions of the Met4Wind contributors.

Workshop Agenda

12:00-12:15 Welcome, opening

12:15-12:35 Industrial Keynote

12:40-13:00 Overview and challenges in WES technology

13:05-13:25 Benefits of digital twin models in gear metrology

13:30-13:50 Developments in WES gear technology in national metrology institutes

13:55-14:15 Needs in WES gear technology from a production view point

14:20-14:40 Metrology for improved rotational accuracy

14:45-15:05 Optical measurements of blades using Drones

15:10-15:20 Challenges and solutions in WES metrology

15:25-15:45 Conclusions and discussion

If you would like to register offline please contact Kirsty in the BGA office :

* Please note agenda is subject to change.


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