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Assessment of Safety Risks Arising from Wind Turbine Icing

"Developers and owners of wind turbines have a duty to ensure the safety of the general public and their own staff. However, there are currently no guidelines for dealing with potential dangers arising from ice thrown off wind turbines. This puts developers, owners, planning authorities and insurers in a difficult position. To rectify this situation, the work presented here has commenced in order to produce an authoritative set of guidelines. Initial work has resulted in the development of a risk assessment methodology which has been used to demonstrate that the risk of being struck by ice thrown from a turbine is diminishingly small at distances greater than approximately 250 m from the turbine in a climate where moderate icing occurs."

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Assessment Of Safety Risks Arising From Wind Turbine Icing

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APR 2 1998
http://www.windaction.org/posts/53-assessment-of-safety-risks-arising-from-wind-turbine-icing
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