Nacelle – Operation and maintenance: Training course documents

Nacelle – Operation and maintenance: Training course documents

Wind power has been used for centuries for tasks such as grinding grain, pumping liquids and driving machinery. However, it was not until the 1890s that the first wind machines used to produce electricity were built in Denmark, Scotland and the United States. This type of clean and renewable energy has since evolved to such an extent that it now meets a significant portion of the electricity demand in several countries, and its use continues to expand.

In this training course, you will find out more about how wind power is used to generate electrical energy. The course focuses on the operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of the equipment. A basic understanding of electrical and hydraulic systems is required before starting the course. The documentation explains the different parts of a wind turbine and provides useful information for future wind turbine technicians and operators.

The workbook contains theory and exercises that are directly related to the Nacelle.

Notice for instructors
This 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 you guide the students through their learning process. All the information that applies to you is placed between markers and appears in red.

Campus license
The standard option for institutional use. This type of license is intended for users who wish to use the training course documents at a single location.

You will receive a printed version of the student manual and instructor guide workbooks with a multimedia CD-ROM in the language of your choice. The multimedia CD-ROM contains all files in PDF format. It includes exercises, solutions and worksheets, datasheets, electrical schematics and user’s guide plus additional media.

The license allows you to save these files on your PC, edit them as you wish and print them out.

Please note: the imperial version contains imperial units of measurement.

Introduction to Wind turbine

  • Wind turbine sitting
  • Design of wind turbines
  • Aerodynamics
  • Components of wind turbines
  • Basic safety procedure and components

Operation of the nacelle

  • HMI main menu
  • Wind simulation menu
  • Low/extreme wind conditions
  • SCADA systems
  • Alarms reading
  • Troubleshooting

Power train system

  • Yaw control
  • Rotor hub blade pitch  bearing
  • Low speed shaft
  • Gearbox
  • Generator coupling and shaft alignment
  • Vibration analysis
  • Lubrication
  • Hydraulic braking system

Electrical system

  • Sensors
  • Controllers and PLC
  • Contactor and relays
  • Generator
  • Power supplies
  • Motor drives and controls
  • Communications

Maintenance and troubleshooting


Recommendations for accessories, media and extensions

Campus licence


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