February 18, 2020

Industry Perspectives

What regulations exist for fire protection in wind turbines?

By Michelle Froese The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety, and Health Administration recommends the installation of fire detection and control in all wind…

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Taming insurance claim costs by investigating failures

Wind-power projects represent significant capital investments of many millions. So it’s no surprise that, average claims for wind-turbine failures run between $200,000 and $600,000. With such hefty…

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Overview of Problems and Solutions in Fire Protection Engineering of Wind Turbines

The wind energy industry is one of today’s leading industries in the renewable energy sector, providing an affordable and sustainable energy solution. However, the wind…

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Fires are major cause of wind farm failure, according to new research

Date: July 16, 2014 Source: Imperial College London Summary:Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to research.…

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Design’s role in construction accident causality and prevention: Perspectives from an expert panel

Improving the safety and health of construction workers through design practices upstream of the construction phase is the objective of the design for construction safety…

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Wind Turbines and Lightning

by Nick Gromicko and Rob London   Editor's Note: While the author of this industry favorable article suggests that effective mitigation of turbine fires can…

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