D-Tip™ is a simple yet effective technology developed to address the tip opening issue of the wind turbine blade.
D-Tip™ solution connects the pressure side and suction side panels, which prevents the detachment of the pressure side and suction side shells caused by thermal expansion of internal blade moisture during a lightning strike.
D-Tip™ will positively affect the operation of your wind turbine:
Why it works
When lightning strikes the blade tip of a wind turbine, which is relatively thin and weak, significant damage can occur. Such damage can be so extensive that the turbine can no longer operate, and the turbine must be taken out of service so that the damaged blade can be repaired or replaced, resulting in increased costs and downtime.
The most common scenario is the tip split opening due to a lightning strike.
The D-Tip™ connects the two shells, and by doing so, the impact of the lightning strike is reduced, and the risk of tip opening is significantly reduced so the turbine can continue operation until a full repair is performed. D-Tip™ can be utilized as an interim and a preventive solution.