Custom Design & Engineering of Turbine Blade Spreader Bar Used in the Power Generation Industry

Triumph Engineering Group Inc. designed & engineered this featured turbine blade spreader for lifting wind turbine blade assemblies. The design and mechanical engineering process consisted of many stages, during which we designed fixtures, selected and purchased material, and conducted finite element analysis (FEA) and stress analysis. We also determined the welding specifications, and provided manufacturing documents including CAD drawings and analysis reports in our client’s format.

The spreader bar was designed to be disassembled for easy shipping. Ultimately, the bar was used to move turbine blades from transportation vehicles to a staging area at a wind farm. Manufactured from carbon steel, high-strength steel, and stainless steel, the bar included weldments and bolted joints, and measured 88.5 feet long with seven sections of 16-inch square tubing. The turbine blades the bar was used to lift measured 140 feet long and weighed 18,000 pounds.

To learn more about this design project please see below or contact Triumph Engineering Group.

Product Description
  • This custom designed & engineering of a Spreader Bar was designed for lifting wind turbine blade assemblies for a client in the power generation industry.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Design & Mechanical Engineering
    • Fixture Design
    • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
    • Stress Analysis
    • Material Selection
    • Purchased Material Selection
    • Welding Specifications
    • Provide Analysis Report in Client Format
    • Provide Manufacturing Documentation in Client Format
Turbine Blade Spreader Bar Features
  • Spreader Bar must be Able to be Disassembled for Shipment to Wind Farm Used to Move Turbine Blades from Transportation Vehicle to Staging Area at Wind Farm
Overall Dimensions
  • Spreader Bar:
    • Length: 88.5′
    • Seven Sections of 16″ Square Tubing
  • Turbine Blades:
    • Length: 140′
    • Weight: 18,000 lbs
Manufacturing Technologies
  • Bolted Joints
  • Weldments
Construction Materials
  • Carbon Steel
  • High Strength Steel
  • Stainless Steel
Material Finish
  • Powder Coated
Industry for Use
  • Power Generation
Delivery Location
  • Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
Standards Met
  • Customer Supplied Specifications
Product Name
  • Turbine Blade Spreader Bar