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GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT)

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Course Overview

GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) is an entry level course that enables delegates to perform basic hydraulic, mechanical and electrical tasks in a wind turbine environment under the supervision of an experienced technician.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing a GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) course will be able to;

Electrical

  • Explain the basics of electricity
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with electrical work
  • Explain the function and symbol of electrical components
  • Explain the function of different types of sensors
  • Explain and interpret a simple electrical diagram and demonstrate how to assembly it on a circuit
  • Demonstrate how to make correct and safe measurements

Mechanical

  • Explain the main components, mechanical systems, and the basic operation of wind turbines
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with mechanics
  • Understand the principles of bolted and welded connections and their inspection
  • Demonstrate practical skills to use manual tightening and measuring tools.
  • Demonstrate the correct use of hydraulic torque and tensioning tools
  • Explain the principles of a gearbox
  • Explain the function of the brake systems and demonstrate how to inspect them
  • Explain the function of the yaw system and explain how to inspect it
  • Explain the function of the cooling system and demonstrate how to inspect it
  • Explain the function of the lubrication system and demonstrate how to inspect it

Hydraulics

  • Explain the basics of hydraulics
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with hydraulic work
  • Explain the function of different types of pumps and demonstrate how to check start/stop pressure of a pump
  • Explain the function of different types of actuators
  • Explain the function of different types of valves
  • Explain the function of accumulators and demonstrate how to check and pre-charge them
  • Explain the function of different types of sensors
  • Identify the components which transfer the oil
  • Describe the handling of oil procedures
  • Identify and find different components on a hydraulic diagram
  • Demonstrate how to measure the hydraulic pressure accurately

Course Content

A GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) course includes.

  1. GWO BTT – Electrical
  2. GWO BTT – Mechanical
  3. GWO BTT – Hydraulics

Prerequisites

In order to complete a GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) course, delegates must:

  • Be WINDA registered before arriving for the course

WINDA

The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) have launched a Global Wind Industry Records Database (WINDA) which allows you to verify your GWO certificates with employers.

CERTIFICATE
GWO certificate

DURATION
4.0 Days

WHO IS IT FOR
Wind industry personnel who have no previous experience of Electrical, Mechanical or Hydraulic systems

FITNESS
No specific fitness requirements