Wind Turbine Gearbox Technology


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2nd December 2020 9:30 am
3rd December 2020 4:30 pm
Design Unit, Gear Technology Centre, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom   View map

Members receive up to 45% discount – please log in to see members prices. If you would like to book a place on this Wind Turbine Gearbox Technology offline click here to download a booking form.

Wind Turbine Gearbox Technology


Members receive up to 45% discount – please log in to see members prices.


If you would like to book a place on this course offline click here to download a booking form. Completed forms to be emailed to


The benefits of attending this course include:

Gaining increased confidence in diagnosing gearbox failure modes, interpreting condition monitoring data and appreciating potential problems with lubrication systems.  You will achieve a fundamental understanding of how gears work and appreciate the importance of proper lubrication, manufacturing accuracy, gear and bearing alignment, material and heat treatment quality has on gearbox life.  It will allow you to make more informed decisions regarding the operation, servicing, maintenance and purchase of wind turbine gearboxes and supporting services.


Who should attend?

This two-day course was originally developed for the Windpower Owners’ Forum whose members are drawn from the major Wind Farm operators but suppliers of gearbox parts, service engineers, gearbox refurbishment specialists, specification and purchasing engineers responsible for selecting gearbox suppliers will also benefit.  The course is suitable for engineers of any discipline and no previous knowledge of gears is necessary.



The Course will cover:

  • Gearing Fundamentals – Geometry & how gears work; gear loading; failure   analysis
  • Bearings – Selection and application in wind turbines; life calculation
  • Lubrication – Gearbox lubrication and system cleanliness
  • Condition Monitoring – Methods and interpretation including vibration, oil and bearings
  • Maintenance Issues
  • Standards

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