Braking System in a Wind Turbine
The braking system of a wind turbine ; ensures that it automatically stops when it detects that one of its critical components does not work properly.
The components of a wind turbine are designed so that with proper maintenance they can last at least 20 years.
They must be prepared to operate for about 120,000 hours in often adverse weather conditions.
Wind turbines are equipped with various safety devices to ensure safe operation during their lifetime.
One of the most important safety devices is the braking system.
The number of emergency stops during the twenty years of service life is usually between 500 and 1 000 stops.
A wind turbine is a very sophisticated device full of sensors to detect any incidence. From overheating the generator, to protection against high wind speed.