10 episodes

The Wind Industry isn't as big as you'd assume. Our very own Dan Frantz hosts the Kurz Wind Podcast, where he interviews familiar faces or well-known companies within the Wind industry. If you have a passion for Winergy, want to earn a career within the Wind Industry, or just want to hear some great advice from people who are blazing their own trails in the fast-growing industry of Renewable Energy, this podcast is for you.

Kurz Wind Podcast Dan Frantz

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The Wind Industry isn't as big as you'd assume. Our very own Dan Frantz hosts the Kurz Wind Podcast, where he interviews familiar faces or well-known companies within the Wind industry. If you have a passion for Winergy, want to earn a career within the Wind Industry, or just want to hear some great advice from people who are blazing their own trails in the fast-growing industry of Renewable Energy, this podcast is for you.

    Kurz Wind Podcast #11: mCloud Technologies

    Kurz Wind Podcast #11: mCloud Technologies

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    Take Care of Your Wind Turbines Like You Would a Patient!
    In this episode of the Kurz Wind Podcast, we interview David Hartwell, Vice President of Sales, Asset Care and Wind, mCloud Technologies, to discuss how AI, Performance Analytics, Machine Learning, and Big Data are changing the way Wind Owner/Operator’s run their sites and identify blade damage.
     
     
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    • 42 min
    Kurz Wind Podcast #10: Parker Hannifin

    Kurz Wind Podcast #10: Parker Hannifin

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    In this episode of the Kurz Wind Podcast, we were joined by Tom Ulery of Parker Hannifin. Tom works out of Cleveland, Ohio and is a massive Lebron James and Post Malone fan.  Tom has been at Parker for 39 years and currently holds the role of Business Development Manager for Renewables.
    Here is what you are going to miss if you don’t listen to this podcast:

    Tom was first introduced to Wind while creating a custom solution for the 750KW Zond Wind Turbines as a specialist within Parker’s Valve Division.
    What are proportional valves and how are they driving the hydraulic pitch systems in turbines like a Vestas V100?
    Gearbox Hoses – what challenges are technicians experiencing in the field and how are they finding solutions?
    What is a Piston Accumulator, and can you use it as a replacement for your GE brake stations?
    What is the difference between hydraulic and electric pitch systems?
    Can we 3D print wind turbine blades?
    A quick shout out to Enel Thunder Ranch!
    An overview on the evolution of Wind in the United States including offshore turbines and technician safety.
    Dare I say… we discussed politics and the great MJ vs. Lebron as the G.O.A.T. debate?!

    If you have any feedback at all about this podcast, or have someone in mind that would be an interesting guest, feel free to reach out to dfrantz@kurz.com.

    • 54 min
    Kurz Wind Podcast Episode #9: Poseidon Systems

    Kurz Wind Podcast Episode #9: Poseidon Systems

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    Stephen Steen is the Vice President of Industrial IoT for Poseidon Systems.  In this episode of the Kurz Wind Podcast, we take a explore the following questions:

    Who is Stephen Steen?
    Can you tell me more about Poseidon Systems for the Wind Industry?
    What technologies does Condition Monitoring replace?
    What is Online Oil Condition Monitoring?
    Can Condition Monitoring complement vibration monitoring?
    How do you use the data you collect to service customers?
    Are ancillary components, like hoses and filters, important for keeping your gearbox oil healthy?
    Can you track wear debris in real-time?
    A deep dive into a Case Study with EDF Renewables.
    What are the economics of working with Poseidon Systems?
    Can you tell us some big wins you’ve recently had?
    What has allowed you to be successful at companies in early-stage growth?
    How do you manage your work/life balance?
    What changes do you anticipate we will see in the Wind Industry over the next couple decades?
    Can you tell us more about direct drive Generators?
    You live in Ohio but you’re a Lions fan! Why is that?

    • 56 min
    Kurz Wind Podcast Episode #8: HOVE Americas

    Kurz Wind Podcast Episode #8: HOVE Americas

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    Episode 8 of the Kurz Wind Podcast features Maja Jorgensen, sales manager for North America with HOVE Americas. HOVE Americas is known for its trusted maintenance for wind turbines, cement factories, shipping terminals. Quality lubrication and grease cartridges. Listen here!

    • 49 min
    Kurz Wind Podcast Episode #7: GE Renewable Energy

    Kurz Wind Podcast Episode #7: GE Renewable Energy

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    Episode 7 of the Kurz Wind Podcast features Ben Hart of GE Renewable Energy. Ben is a seasoned veteran within the Wind Industry and has been working with GE Renewable Energy for over 3 years. GE Renewable Energy harnesses the earth’s most abundant resources – the strength of the wind, the heat of the sun and the force of water – to power the world’s biggest economies and the most remote communities. Listen here!

    • 47 min
    Kurz Wind Podcast Episode #6: Michigan Turbine Management

    Kurz Wind Podcast Episode #6: Michigan Turbine Management

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    Episode 6 of the Kurz Wind Podcast features Matthew Jacobson of Michigan Turbine Management. Matthew is a seasoned veteran within the Wind Industry and is the founder of Michigan Turbine Management. MTM is a Michigan-based renewable energy service provider specializing in Anchor Bolt Tensioning, Preventive Turbine Maintenance, Drone Inspections, & Tool Rentals.

    • 48 min

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