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    Default Welding of wind turbine Tower

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

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    Quote 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.
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    Default 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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 at 10:14 PM.
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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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