Articles filed under Structural Failure from USA

Hanover turbine still not turning

From November through March the turbine was more or less fully functional. ...Then the brakes deployed incorrectly one day. “They’re machines and machines break. Not only do machines break, but turbines are a couple of hundred feet up in the air, so they are a little more difficult to repair.”
30 May 2014

Inspectors climb Portsmouth wind turbine

“I think it would be really disastrous for us to take it down for a number of reasons,” Town Planner Gary Crosbysaid. “Our taxpayers would have to continue to pay the loan off, plus it wouldn’t be good for the wind industry as a whole to have a failed project like this.” However, he said, if the town gets the turbine running again, the operation won’t be the money-maker that it originally set out to be.
8 May 2014

Second wind tower blade suffers 'structural failure’ at Prairie Breeze wind energy farm

Kallhoff said he was out in his yard working when he heard a loud noise come from the south. When he looked up, he saw pieces of a wind turbine blade falling to the ground from a wind tower located just over a mile from his house. It marks the second time in less than two weeks that there has been a structural failure on a wind turbine blade.
5 May 2014

Cause of turbine blade break unknown; Study to determine cause of break may not occur until late March

It stands idle on the northeast side of Tipton County, one of its three blades broken off. But more than two weeks after wind turbine G14 lost its blade, it is still unclear why, and when the turbine will be back up and running. A representative of E.On who asked not to be identified said Tuesday that the company is in the process of acquiring a rare crane, which will be brought to Tipton County to disassemble the entire turbine hub.
19 Feb 2014
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