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In recent years the use of wind energy has become increasingly predominant. It is a technology that has high growth rates and good prospects for the future. Simple rotors have become more and more powerful high-tech power stations. These days the design of new performance classes plus their offshore locations require a high level of investment and the protection of the investment against interruptions in operation and even total loss. Up until now manufacturer, operator and fire brigades have been helpless when dealing with the risk of a fire.

The nacelle is the heart of a wind energy facility and contains generators, gears, brakes, switch cabinets, transformers and converters. With all these components it represents an especially high fire risk. If a fire should break out as the result of components overheating, electrical faults or a lightning strike, then the fire will find plenty of combustible material in the form of mineral oils, lubricants, plastics and electronic components.

The exposed location of the nacelle restricts fire departments’ attempts at fighting the fire; the usual approach is therefore the controlled, complete burn out. And with offshore facilities any outside help would arrive too late.

Minimax has worked with tested and proven components to develop effective protective solutions for wind turbines — both for retrofitting in existing towers and for installation in new facilities. The solutions can detect a developing fire and arrange for rapid automatic extinguishing, which allows damage and operation interruptions to be kept to a minimum. Our competent engineers are ready to advise you as to which of the protective concepts developed by Minimax will be the best for your wind turbine.

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