The fires in wind turbines not only lead to a loss of business continuity and a negative impact on the company’s reputation but also, most importantly, are a critical safety issue. Possibly harmful debris can be drifted by the wind in the event if a fire and there is also a significant risk to human lives. When turbines are under erection, commissioning maintenance and repair, escape routes for operators are often long and vertical. Three out of six incidents involve a human presence in the nacelle; hence, a fire becomes a safety concern
Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas has launched an investigation into the failure of a wind turbine in Thailand. October 30, 2018 | reNews - Renewable Energy News Vestas said a nacelle detached from the tower and fell to the ground together with the blades at one of the company’s V136, 3MW machines at Wind Energy Holding’s … Continue reading Thai Wind Turbine – Nacelle and Blades falling off leads to probe.
Wind turbine spinning out of control in Mitchell County, family of 5 forced out of home August 29th 2018 | Jamie Burch | ktxs.com LORAINE, Texas — A Mitchell County family of five is temporarily out of a home because of an out of control wind turbine. Christopher Madrid said he woke up about 2 a.m. Sunday … Continue reading Dangers: Wind turbine spinning out of control.
Investigation after 328-foot turbine buckles at wind farm in County Tyrone despite only light winds A wind turbine which collapsed at Screggagh wind farm, County Tyrone Photo: Niall Carson/PA 04 Jan 2015 | Emily Gosden, Energy Editor | Telegraph A 328-foot tall wind turbine worth more than £2 million has buckled and collapsed on a mountainside in … Continue reading Wind turbine collapses in Northern Ireland, 2015