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Sentient Science Enters Chinese Bearing Market with Material Science Solution to Aid in Development and Global Market Entry of High-End Bearing Products

Published on October 18, 2016

Sentient Science recently met with the top Chinese bearing companies at the China International Bearing Industry Exhibition 2016 to introduce a material science-based technology that can help in the development of high-end bearing products, in addition to identifying market entry opportunities within wind turbine operator networks around the world.

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Sentient Science to Compare Chinese Bearings to Western Bearings at China International Bearing Industry Association Show in Shanghai

Published on September 19, 2016

Shanghai, China, September 20, 2016 – Sentient Science, a New York- based technology solution with the world's largest installed base of digitalized wind turbines globally, will present a new global solution to Chinese bearing companies at the China International Bearing Industry Association Show in Shanghai on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to noon CST at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.

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Assessing the Impact of Surface Treatments on Asset Life Extension

Published on September 09, 2016

Sentient Science presented a webinar this week on extending gearbox life with surface treatment solutions. 

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Derating can be an effective life extension action

Published on September 02, 2016

Derating a wind turbine is a strategic move sometimes made by an operator to extend the life of an asset, moving potential failures from one fiscal year to the next.

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Material Science-based Digitalization Drives Cost of Energy Down

Published on August 30, 2016

Digitalization when combined with material science gives operators the forward visibility to build strategic plans that lower their levelized cost of energy by up to 13%. 

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How Prognostics Helps Operators Make End of Warranty Decisions

Published on August 18, 2016

The end of warranty period is a critical decision making time for wind turbine operators. Sentient provides data that gives operators insight needed to understand the best strategy to manage their assets after their Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) warranty agreements expire.

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Making A Choice: How Do I Quantify the Future Risk of My Fleet?

Published on August 15, 2016

When your wind turbines are under full warranty, it’s easy to plan your operations and maintenance costs, because your risk is low. Any major unplanned maintenance events are covered in full, in addition to a percentage of the parts and labor. Warranty is usually covered for the first two to five years, and purchased as part of the original turbine cost. 

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Getting the 'Inputs Right' to Life Mechanical Components

Published on August 08, 2016

Predicting the life of a mechanical component is not incredibly difficult, as long as you have the proper inputs. If, for example, you have a cylindrical roller bearing – you know the diameter of the rollers and the raceway interfaces, you know the roller count, and you know the profile of the contact interface – you can calculate the stress that will result in the rolling elements given an applied force.

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32 design options, 99% more data points, 37% cheaper

Published on August 03, 2016

Gear design is a challenging and technically-demanding activity, but it is critical to the performance of complex mechanical systems like helicopters.  It is an arduous process that involves constant engineering tradeoffs between performance and weight.  A recent conversation with a highly respected design engineer from a top aerospace OEM gave me a better appreciation for how difficult a job like this can be – and how Sentient’s DigitalClone technology can make a huge difference.

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How Prognostics Will Reduce Inventory Carrying Costs

Published on July 25, 2016

We’ve been writing about horror stories; a customer buying millions of dollars in spares and inventory from their OEM only to carry that inventory and cost on their books for years. They were told this inventory was critical. Wind turbines require spares, sometimes gearboxes and downtime means top line impact or worse - contractual default. They expected to save money by carrying spares. 

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