MISTRAS specializes in safely accessing, inspecting, and repairing wind turbines and hydroelectric assets, with a focus on ensuring safe and efficient operations and minimizing downtime of the asset.
The general public increasingly relies on renewable energy sources, making their continued operation of crucial importance. At the same time, environmental factors such as precipitation or lightning strikes, along with the extreme stress from normal operating conditions, can lead to asset degradation over time.
MISTRAS performs inspection and maintenance services on onshore and offshore utility-scale wind turbines and farms, hydroelectric dams, solar panels, and all related componentry, including:
Our technicians are backed by years of industry experience in performing services safely and efficiently in order to help our clients optimize maintenance spending and ensure safe operations.
Utilizing rope access, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs/drones), and fall protection solutions, we safely access all components of wind turbines without the use of lifts, scaffolding, or cranes, enabling our technicians to complete inspection and maintenance efficiently and economically. We also supply trained diving technicians to inspect and repair underwater dam and offshore wind turbine components.
MISTRAS also designs, manufactures, and installs fall protection solutions. We work directly with our clients to design the exact solution they need, taking into account materials of construction, load rating, project needs, and other factors to ensure the safety of all personnel.
MISTRAS’ wind turbine inspection services ensure that your assets operate safely and efficiently while remaining free of damages. We access all wind turbine components for field inspections with cost-effective, quick, and safe access methods, and we also perform lab testing on newly-fabricated and existing components to determine the root causes of damages.
MISTRAS helps you solve problems before they start with our destructive testing (DT) and mechanical testing, and metallography services.
Our lab testing solutions support wind turbines throughout development, process certification, production, and potential damage analysis stages. Our CFRP/GFRP testing centers help you to find the best possible materials for nacelles and blades, and to ensure their material properties before manufacturing.
In our state-of-the-art testing labs, we use multiple methods to test for and confirm material strength and durability, including but not limited to:
MISTRAS has the capabilities to provide mechanical services, ensuring that all parts of your wind power facility are operating without flaws or structural insecurities.
We keep costs and downtime to a minimum by providing multi-disciplined technicians that perform both inspection and maintenance services, including:
Wind turbine blades are routinely subjected to extreme operating conditions. Manufacturing defects and the stress they are routinely subjected to during normal operations can combine to accelerate blade degradation. Other damages we inspect for and repair include:
MISTRAS’ trained rope access technicians provide inspection and maintenance services that keep wind turbine blades durable and reliable. Our goal is to keep your wind turbine blades spinning safely and efficiently.
Our blade repair services include:
MISTRAS’ tower services ensure that wind turbine towers have solid structural integrity while also maintaining a clean and attractive appearance, including:
Wind turbine nacelles serve the important role of housing the generating components of wind turbines. MISTRAS’ nacelle services ensure that critical turbine componentry remains efficiently covered and protected, along with improving the physical appearance of the nacelle. Services include:
MISTRAS offers structural health monitoring (SHM) systems and services that provide in-service condition-tracking and alarms for critical wind turbine components. These systems can be installed on both onshore and offshore wind farms, and are used to monitor:
Erosion and corrosion, combined with pressure, loads, and stress from operational and environmental factors, can cause serious damage in hydroelectric facilities. Defects in hydroelectric power plants not only present safety hazards, but can also cause serious damages for the people and communities that rely on hydroelectric utilities to power their homes and companies.
MISTRAS hydroelectric inspection and testing solutions include:
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