1st November 2018: In the wind energy sector, the usual way to inspect wind turbines is to send a five-person team up each tower. The technicians use ropes and harnesses to make their way up and down the blades, which could be from 40 to 80 meters long. They visually inspect each one while dangling as high as 100 meters above the ground. Given that these are obviously windy conditions, it’s a dangerous activity prone to accidents.
Check out one of our Point of View Posts:
- The case for open standards around blade inspections
- Making the case for more frequent blade inspections