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Wind Turbine Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Unit

marine

A mobile off shore unit primarily intended for the installation, maintenance and repair of wind turbines in off shore and coastal waters, including pile driving, tower installation, and nacelle and blade installation.

Wind turbine prognostics

energy

A preventative maintenance process to enhance the operation and longevity of machinery.

Wind turbines

energy

A device that converts the winds knetic energy into electricity.

Wind turbulence

energy

The disturbance of wind speed and direction due to obstacles.

Wind vane

energy

Measures wind direction and communicates with the yaw drive to orient the turbine properly with respect to the wind.

Wind wave

energy

In fluid dynamics, wind waves, or wind-generated waves, are water surface waves that occur on the free surface of bodies of water.

Windcatcher

energy

A windcatcher (wind tower, wind scoop) is a traditional architectural element used to create natural ventilation and passive cooling in buildings.

Windlass

marine

A machine designed to hoist or lower an anchor. It consist of a horizontal barrel that is fitted with gear-like projections (cable lifter) that engage the links of the anchor chain.

Windlass trials

marine

Each windlass is to be tested under working conditions after installation onboard.

Windmade

energy

WindMade is a global (Brussel's based) consumer label for companies, events and products using wind power in their operations or production.

Windows

marine

Windows are not allowed to be used in superstructures or in the ship shell, but only in deckhouses. However, if the deckhouse protects an opening in the deck, deadlights are required.

Windward

energy

Windward is the direction upwind from the point of reference

Wing in ground-effect craft (WIG)

marine

see Ekranoplans.

Winter diesel fuel

energy

Winter diesel fuel refers to diesel fuel enhanced to prevent it from gelling in cold weather conditions.

Wire

energy

A wire is a single usually cylindrical, flexible strand or rod of metal.

Wire drawing

energy

Wire drawing is a metalworking process used to reduce the cross-section of a wire by pulling the wire through a single, or series of, drawing die(s).

Wire gauge

energy

Wire gauge is a measurement of wire diameter.

Wire winder

marine

A ring mounted on the propeller hub in order to protect the sterntube aft seal.

Wireless power transfer

energy

Wireless power transfer or electromagnetic power transfer is the transmission of electrical energy without wires as a physical link.

Wireless slip rings

energy

Wireless slip rings do not rely on the typical friction-based metal and carbon brush contact methods that have been employed by slip rings since their invention, such as those explored above.

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