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    Do anybody know how to weld the sections of wind turbine tower? kindly tell me if anyone know?

  • #2
    Based on the question at hand. I would say this.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by hussainshayan View Post
      Do anybody know how to weld the sections of wind turbine tower? kindly tell me if anyone know?
      They make them here where I live. Do you know how HUGE they are?? I'm pretty sure they are welded by robots since the metal is up to 3 inches thick on some sections.
      Jim

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      • #4
        wind tower sections at joints can be much thicker than 3"

        The tower sections that get bolted together on the tube sections are very thick, depending on size of the tower and weight of nacelle the bolted sections can become very thick, much more than 3".

        Some found information:
        The tower of a typical American-made turbine is approximately 80 feet tall and weighs about 19,000 pounds.
        A typical nacelle for a current turbine weighs approximately 22,000 pounds.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by TerryL View Post
          The tower sections that get bolted together on the tube sections are very thick, depending on size of the tower and weight of nacelle the bolted sections can become very thick, much more than 3".

          Some found information:
          The tower of a typical American-made turbine is approximately 80 feet tall and weighs about 19,000 pounds.
          A typical nacelle for a current turbine weighs approximately 22,000 pounds.
          Terry;
          I see them going by my house @ about 4 - 6 tower sections a day !
          Each section is approx. 50ft. long, & the blades are about the same length !
          So I guess these must be 150ft. + when complete .

          They are going down near Port Rowan, Ont. , .
          They have dozens fully erected now, with many, many more to come !

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          • #6
            Better than 50 % chance is the first post of a spammer. It's their new style to try to get their posts left on the forum links to what they are pushing to follow!
            glen, If your not on the edge, your wasting space

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TerryL View Post
              The tower sections that get bolted together on the tube sections are very thick, depending on size of the tower and weight of nacelle the bolted sections can become very thick, much more than 3".
              Right. I'm talking about the cylinder itself. I know the flanges where the bolts join the sections are even thicker. I've seen 5" thick and some are probably thicker. I wonder what our new member Hussain is really fishing for. Maybe he wants to know what it takes to bring one down. Hussain, what about it??????????? Tell us about yourself.
              Last edited by Jim-TX; 09-28-2010, 10:14 PM.
              Jim

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hussainshayan View Post
                Do anybody know how to weld the sections of wind turbine tower? kindly tell me if anyone know?
                I like to tig weld all of mine with a Harbor freight 130 amp welder and coat hangers for tig wire.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fabricator View Post
                  I like to tig weld all of mine with a Harbor freight 130 amp welder and coat hangers for tig wire.
                  Nope, JB Weld is way better and cost effective.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cruizer View Post
                    Nope, JB Weld is way better and cost effective.
                    Why make it complicated with a two part adhesive. Liquid nails right out of the tube ought to do nicely.
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                    • #11
                      Hopefully this works

                      http://engineeringtv.com/custom/vide...80&hei ght=390

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Victor Mansfield View Post
                        Hopefully this works
                        Nope.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TerryL View Post
                          The tower sections that get bolted together on the tube sections are very thick, depending on size of the tower and weight of nacelle the bolted sections can become very thick, much more than 3".

                          Some found information:
                          The tower of a typical American-made turbine is approximately 80 feet tall and weighs about 19,000 pounds.
                          A typical nacelle for a current turbine weighs approximately 22,000 pounds.
                          The sections they build up here are for turbines that are well over 200ft tall, with cells that weigh 120-140,000lbs.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by hussainshayan View Post
                            Do anybody know how to weld the sections of wind turbine tower? kindly tell me if anyone know?
                            spin welding----seriously

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 1havnfun View Post
                              Based on the question at hand. I would say this.
                              Call 1.800.real.welder to find a qualified professional.
                              There is one for a home about 2 miles from my house, it is about 20 feet tall and is 12" sch 80 pipe, is one 20 foot piece of pipe. There are 3 props 10 foot long.
                              Looks like the base is plate welded with 7024 jet rod, same with the slip-on flange at the top.
                              Hope this helps out and this has been 1.800.real.welder at your service.
                              Sincerely,
                              Kent
                              Last edited by kcd616; 09-29-2010, 07:30 PM.
                              Welding is an art. But is also science in action. Chemistry and Physics. Got to love it.

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