Sometimes it takes months before a wind power plant is assembled. During this time the individual components are usually stored on-site. But these warehouses for large parts must be well thought-out. Otherwise, there is a risk of damage to the wind power plant components, and that can be expensive.
It is primarily humidity that causes damage to the metal parts, control electronics and the wind tower components. In the worst case scenario, after being stored for too long in improper conditions, the individual parts of the plant will become unusable and must be replaced or subjected to costly repairs. Damage like this can be avoided if you combat the penetrating humidity early enough. Equip your large components warehouse and install a high-performance dehumidifier from the TTR range from Trotec.
Large components warehouses on top form
Extremely high demands are placed on warehouses in which wind power plant components are stored. Ultimately, these are expensive and highly modern parts which are manufactured and transported at great cost. These include the rotor with hub, the rotor blades, large parts of the tower and the nacelle, which usually houses the generator and gearbox. These parts are very sensitive, making it very difficult to maintain them over an extended period in storage. This is due to their vast size and the fact that they are exposed to the weather. Securely packing them or transporting them in an environment protected from rain and frost is almost impossible – or at least very uneconomical. This means you have to ensure that the large parts are provided with the best possible protection on site.
Two factors make storing sensitive large plant components difficult: the size of the parts and the weather conditions they are exposed to. The warehouse, which is built around the individual components of a wind power plant as a hall or tent, is 70, 80 or even 90 metres long. And whatever the time of year: penetrating humidity is a continually reoccurring problem in on-site storage. In summer, air humidity levels are high, meaning moisture condenses on the metal parts. When the temperature drops, condensation forms, which also damages materials, and in the late autumn and winter there is a risk of frost. Ideally the warehouse would be heated to provide the large parts with a constant, appropriate climate, but additional heating to reduce air humidity is an out-of-date solution. It drives electricity bills up and is not even all that effective. The proper solution for tackling humidity in a large components warehouse is called: the TTR 9500 from Trotec! The high-performance air dehumidifier removes humidity from the air and supplies the warehouse with dry air. The dry air gets into every corner and even the smallest nooks and crannies in the warehouse and wind power plant components, which protects the materials against corrosion and rust formation. The TTR 9500 high-performance drying unit is perfectly suited for the dehumidification of large halls, this desiccant dehumidifier dehumidifies up to 9500 cubic metres of air per hour. Meaning only a few of these powerhouses are needed to dehumidify vast storage halls in the shortest time – and to keep them dry permanently. Of course, the dehumidifiers from the TTR range are available in different sizes, so that the right sized device is available for every use.
Our industry service will help
The experts from the Trotec Industry Service are on-hand to help you choose the right dehumidifier and to calculate how many of the high-powered devices you need for your warehouse. They will quickly and competently create the ideal dehumidification concept for storing wind power plant components. Allow them to advise you and trust in the experts from Trotec. In case you do not wish to purchase the dehumidification systems and instead want to rent them temporarily, the TKL Rental Division can offer you dehumidifiers from various performance classes.