Due to their exposure to the elements, wind turbines require regular inspection and maintenance.

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The use of rope access equipment and techniques is by far the most cost-effective and efficient way to undertake maintenance of wind turbines with the combination of high wind limitations and rigorous safety requirements for levels of qualification and self-sufficient rescue plan as part of the SOP.

The range of tasks that rope access is ideally suited for include:

Tower Servicing

• Internal and external inspection and cleaning

• Construction assembly support

• Tower flange sealing

• Dent removal

• Torque testing and replacement of landing bolts

• Bus bar inspections

• Maintenance and inspection of fall arrest systems

• Weld inspection (NDT)

• Coating repair

 

Blade Servicing

• External inspection

• Laminate and coating repair

• Construction assembly support

• Inspection and installation of lightning protection systems

• Repair, installation and replacement of polyurethane coating

• External cleaning with pressured water

 

ASC provides the skills necessary for this task in accordance with the IRATA International guidance document for wind turbines.

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