Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wind turbine fire 'freak' incident

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Renewable energy experts have as a "freak" occur a wind turbine in winds where fire started an event fired.

High turbine Ardrossan was 328 ft (100 m) wind farm, near the A4 in North Ayrshire, destroyed after it exploded into flames could be seen "far".

Charles Anglin, of RenewableUK, trade and Professional Association for the UK wind and marine renewables, stressed that wind turbines were regularly exposed to "some pretty harsh conditions" without problems.

He said: "there are some pretty freak weather goes and a piece of large power generation equipment can freak accidents or mechanical failure."

"But there is an excellent health and safety, and it was only a small fire in a field which was used before the fire there, and no one was hurt." "Makes mistakes in stressful situations devices can develop, and this applies to gas, nuclear, oil, and also applies to wind."

Meteorologists said that some recovery from the hurricane would offer wind conditions, the parts of the country have crushed.

Northern England and Scotland the worst affected areas with top wind speeds of 165 km/h were recorded at the Summit of the Cairngorms in Aberdeenshire on Thursday, according to the met Office.

It led to thousands of schools closed and cut off makes for tens of thousands of houses, but forecasters said the worst of the winds on the North-East Scotland and the Shetland Isles will be limited. All the important bridges were closed in Scotland, as wind blew an articulated truck on the A87 in Glenshiel in the Highlands, but the driver was not injured.

ScottishPower said that it had joined more than 18,000 customers who makes more than 100 individual mistakes due to the lost. Meanwhile, Scottish Hydro said that the storm peak, approximately 105,000 customers without power from more than 400 separate major events affecting the network in the North of Scotland and Western and Northern Islands were left. It said that work was continue to restore electricity to more than 70,000 customers.

Cooling of the Scottish economy of around 100 million pounds be PricewaterhouseCoopers Meanwhile warned that bad weather could be the early closure delay businesses, power outages, roadblocks or stopping supplies and staff take time out of their toll.

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