DIN7992 Hammerhead T-Bolts up to M100 x 3100mm for ORE Catapult Research and Testing Facility
The National Renewable Energy Centre (now ORE Catapult) is a state-of-the-art facility home to advanced research and testing facilities, primarily for wind and nautical drive trains and blades.
The facility based in Blyth, Northumberland, UK was originally constructed as part of an £80m investment in offshore renewable energy technologies aiming to provide easier access to global organisations wishing to evaluate and validate designs and promote innovation in the industry.
Brooks Forgings was involved in the project via our customer PES UK Limited (www.pesukltd.com). PES was awarded the design and build subcontract; initial design work involved analysing the extreme loads applied by the testing rigs during operation and subsequent manufacture, installation, and commissioning of the extensive strong floor to accommodate.
The hammerhead t-bolt removable foundation system was specified, with Brooks Forgings taking the lead on British production and supply. The bolting was manufactured to the DIN 7992 specification in 10.9 grade and supplied in various sizes up to M100 and 3100MM in length.
These bolts were used during the final installation of the drivetrain testing rigs that were supplied and developed by Converteam and MTS Systems.
Project Nautilus, a 3MW drive train test rig, is designed for certification, reliability, and performance analysis of turbines used in subsea power generation applications. It can apply a force of up to 15 meganewton-meters (MNm).
Project Fujin, a 15MW drive train test rig, was at the time of commission the world’s largest and is designed to simulate in-field conditions for turbines used in offshore wind power generation applications. It can achieve a maximum force of up to 56 Mnm.
When delivering innovative solutions to our clients PES (UK) Ltd aims to collaborate with British Manufacturers whenever possible. With this in mind, our procurement team qualified Brooks Forgings as the only British manufacturer capable of delivering our specific requirements for DIN 7992 Hammerhead T-Bolts in various sizes up to M100 and 3.1-meter lengths. The extensive manufacturing capability and wealth of knowledge offered by Brooks aided us in delivering the project 6 weeks ahead of schedule and within budget with all of the supporting quality and traceability documentation required. – James Elsey, Managing Director PES (UK) Limited.
Brooks Forgings is a world leader in Hammerhead T-Bolt production specialising in DIN 7992 and DIN 261 standards. Please contact our experts today with your specific requirements.