Documentation of Gearbox Reliability - An Upcoming Demand - June 2019
Dr. Ing. Ulrich Kissling
The article "Documentation of Gearbox Reliability - An Upcoming Demand" appeared in the June 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The proof of the reliability of a gear drive is now an additional requirement. In Europe, the acceptance authorities for wind turbines are requesting a system reliability proof from gearbox manufacturers. The AGMA committee reviewing the AGMA 6006 standard for wind turbines is considering adding a chapter about design for reliability. However, reliability considerations are not new; NASA, for example, was in the 1980s using reliability concepts for gear drives.
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