Wind blades often turn up to 200 mph (320 kph). At this speed, tiny objects such as sand, rain, hail and salt spray can cause enough damage to reduce wind blade aerodynamics. And if the blade deteriorates to the point where water enters, the blade could fail, severely impacting the entire wind turbine.
3M™ Wind Protection Tapes can significantly reduce and even eliminate leading edge erosion in wind turbine blades. Based on similar technology used to protect helicopter blades and aircraft radomes, these exceptionally tough, puncture-resistant tapes are easy to apply either at the blade manufacturer or in the field. They can help extend the useful life of turbine blades in even the harshest environments.