As people and businesses become more environmentally aware and want to reduce their carbon footprint, the switch to renewable energy gathers pace. To meet this demand the number and scale of wind farms are increasing, and so too is the requirement to ensure they are operating effectively.
Operating over 35 metres (114 feet) from the ground and with three blades each measuring over 20 metres (65 feet), a wind turbine is not the easiest piece of equipment to inspect.
However, we can survey every part of a wind turbine; from the concrete base on which it stands, to the very tip of its blades and all the mechanics in between. Each survey which we undertake is carried out in a way which minimises the risk to the inspector and the time involved in the turbine being out of operation.
It is important regular inspection is carried out as normally a wind turbine is situated on a hillside in a fairly harsh environment, which means it is continually exposed to the elements. Couple this with the sheer scale of the technology involved, and the reasons for ensuring that all the components are operating the way they should and are structurally sound is clear.