The ultimate and the fatigue capacity of the C1 Wedge Connection™ can easily be scaled to meet even the most extreme loads. With the growth in turbine size and the exploration of harsher sites with extreme wave conditions, hurricanes, typhoons and even seismic conditions the bolted L-flange is pushed to its limits, this results in some designs even considering bolts and tools that far exceed the HSE allowable weight limits. These larger bolted connections are very fatigue sensitive and installation becomes more and more challenging.
The C1 Wedge Connection™ can easily be scaled to allow for even the most extreme overturning moments without requiring heavy tools and heavy components to be lifted. Both the extreme and the ultimate capacity exceed that of traditional flanged connections making it the high-capacity connection of the future! Thousands of hours and over 100 million load cycles with specimens at Delft University confirm the superior fatigue resistance of the C1 Wedge Connection™.