Pitch control is an important element of the overall wind turbine system. Pitch control systems improve the efficiency of the wind turbine by optimizing wind utilization. Pitch systems also stabilize rotational speed, which is important to uniform power generation and synchronizing it with the power grid. Pitch control protects the system by preventing turbine overspeed and reducing forces on the rotor during servicing or system idle. A pitch control system is not a single component; but a combination of components that monitor and manipulate blade angles to achieve the desired result.
A thorough understanding of pitch control hardware and mechanisms is essential for wind power technicians. The Hydraulic Pitch Hub – Wind Turbine Learning System provide hands-on training in real-world operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting situations.
The training course documents feature a student manual that contains theory and exercises to be performed with the Hydraulic Pitch Hub – Wind Turbine Learning System. It presents all the required theoretical concepts, providing complete coverage of the fundamentals of wind turbine operation, reinforced by illustrated, detailed exercises covering the following topics:
- Introduction to Energy Production with Wind Power
- Machine Safety
- Introduction to SCADA
- Hydraulic Systems and Pitch Control Operation
- Electrical System
- Back-up Power
The instructor guide contains all the elements included in the student manual, as well as the answers to all the questions, measurement results, graphs, explanations, suggestions and, in some cases, instructions to help guide the students through their learning process. All the information that applies to instructors is placed between markers and appears in red.