By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Investigators publish new report on Electric Power. According to news originating from Shibin Al Kawm, Egypt, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "In this paper, air-termination systems for wind turbine blades reported in IEC-61400-24 standard are evaluated experimentally. These systems are such as receptor, metallic mesh and metallic conductor on the blade edges."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Electrical Engineering, "In addition to these systems, metallic cap on the blade tip is investigated. The lightning attachment manner to the wind turbine blade is studied under positive and negative impulse voltages and for polluted and unpolluted blade surfaces. As the blades are rotating, the experiments are conducted considering five positions with different angels. The protection evaluation is done using 2 m blade tip section that is a part of 19.1 m actual blade length of 600 kW wind turbine. According to the comparison between the above systems, a proposed air-termination system is developed and experimentally examined. The results show that the proposed system attains higher lightning protection efficiency."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The tests are carried out using a designed blade tip section with applying standard lightning impulse voltages."
For more information on this research see: Experimental evaluation of air-termination systems for wind turbine blades. Electric Power Systems Research, 2014;107():133-143. Electric Power Systems Research can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Electric Power Systems Research - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/504085)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from A.M. Abd-Elhady, Minoufiya Univ, Dept. of Elect Engn, Fac Engn, Shibin Al Kawm 32511, Egypt. Additional authors for this research include N.A. Sabiha and M.A. Izzularab.
Keywords for this news article include: Egypt, Africa, Oil & Gas, Wind Energy, Shibin Al Kawm, Electric Power
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