30 Apr '14, 12pm

Wind Safety: Is Your Turbine Up to Industry Standards?

Currently there is a concrete process seizing the wind energy sector, which will bring changes in production as well as in the electrical equipment of wind turbines. While there have been numerous proprietary solutions up to now, there is a different approach based on industrial standards and overall concepts. With the automobile industry as a model and based on the principles of Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) and Totally Integrated Power (TIP), the holistic, open-system approach has already been implemented in the manufacturing industry. Minimizing Risks with Fail-safe Systems To achieve plant safety, the EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC must be compliant in the European Economic Area. The harmonized standards listed in the Journal of the European Union, conform to the safety requirements of the machinery directive and therefore significantly simplify the certificat...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014...

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