Mitigating ice throw risk
Health & safety on land and at sea
When: Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 14:15 - 15:30
Under cold conditions wind turbines might build up ice on the blades, which will then fall off or be thrown away. This poses a safety risk to workers and members of the public, can damage surrounding structures (e.g. houses) but also to the turbine itself. As a result there can be permit operational restriction limitations, location limitations or additional technical costs. Much work is done to better manage the icing risk and some of the latest developments will be presented in this session.
- Better understanding of the ice throw and fall risk including turbine and operating mode specific icing parameters
- Insight in the development of the future IEA Wind Task 19 standard on ice risk assessment
- New technology to reduce icing risk
Health, Safety & Environment Director, Vattenfall Wind
Understanding and acknowledging the ice throw hazard
Rolv Erlend Bredesen
Adviser, Kjeller Vindteknikk AS
IEA Wind Task 19: Standardisation of input parameters for ice throw / ice fall risk assessments
Division Manager, Energiewerkstatt e.V.
Making ice fall and throw predictions for wind turbines more reliable
Ice-Release and Erosion Resistant Materials for WIND Turbines
President and CTO, Polymer Exploration Group LLC