Section VIII Safety. Reminder: This course Does NOT license students to install or energize equipment!. Public Safety Considerations. Primary safety considerations are due to movement of the rotor and accessibility of industrial equipment to the public.
Reminder: This course Does NOT license students to install or energize equipment!
These are rare occurrences and usually associated with extreme weather conditions!
Blade throw calculations can be found in: Larwood, S., (2005) Permitting Setbacks for Wind Turbines in California and the Blade Throw Hazard, California Wind Energy Collaborative Report: CWEC-2005-01, Sacramento.
Ice Throw Review in Bossanyi, E.A. and Morgan, C.A. (1996) “Wind Turbine Icing- Its Implications for Public Safety,” Proc. 1996 European Union Wind Energy Conference, Goteburg, pp. 160-164.
Often, small turbines placed near schools or other publicly accessible areas use monopole towers instead of guyed lattice towers so there is no climbing opportunity.
Placing wiring and cables underground helps avoid the single biggest possible fire source.