WTG LPS Testing

The testing of the Lightning Protection System on Wind Turbines is something often overlooked and by not having a fully functioning system could result in catastrophic failure and damage, leading to expensive repairs, replacement and risk to human life.

Until recently, the only method for carrying out the LPS tests was using rope access, which is lengthly, costly and dangerous.

By using UAV to deploy the test probe for carrying the resistance tests, these can be performed in less than 30 minutes per WTG, dramatically speeding up the testing process of more than 80%!

Megger are at the forefront of resistance testing technology and by combining drone autonomy with this technology we are able to perform efficient and reliable tests- time after time.

Like our other NDT based visual inspection solutions, results from tests can be uploaded to one place- BladeStationĀ® from Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories, combing all Non-Destructive Testing techniques in one place.

Insurance and warranty claims will also require that Lightning Protection Systems are regularly tested, as in the event of a claim, if the system did not perform due to malfunction and had not been tested at the recommended intervals, this claim could end up void,- resulting in the customer having to pay out large sums of money for repair or replacement.

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KEY BENEFITS
  • Satisfy the requirements of Insurance and Warranty Claims
  • Prevent huge repair costs and risk to life
  • All results available in one place with all NDT based testing
  • Results relevant to your customers
  • Over 80% faster than rope access
  • Consistency
  • Process is highly repeatable for future checks
  • High level of automation
  • 95% safer than rope access methods
  • More blades tested per day
  • More blades tested per hour
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