This course introduces the student to the basic mechanical components used to control turbine operation. These include YAW control, pitch control, emergency egress equipment and supporting systems.
Date First Offered:
Total Hours: 122
Lecture Hours: 87
Laboratory Hours: 35
This course is offered online:
- YAW gear systems
- Pitch control components
- Egress mechanical equipment
- Cooling equipment
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify the major components of a YAW control system
- Describe pitch control and how it is achieved
- Identify emergency egress equipment and its use
- Describe the cooling system in wind turbines and how it is used
- Describe control actuators
Use initiative to identify tasks.
Use time productively.
Select and use appropriate tools.
Final Exam: 20 %
Quizzes and Tests: 70 %
Lab Work: 10 %
Percentage of Individual Work:
Course Offered in Other Programs
Coveralls, footwear having CSA approved safety-toe protection, CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses, learning modules, notebooks, and calculator.
Keys to Success:
Maintaining a professional attitude
Successful study habits
Receiving a minimum 70% in the program
Required - BZEE, BZEE Curriculum Manual (BZEE). Chapters Covered: Selections