Lightning Protection Protect your fleet against the main cause of blade damage and reduce lightning damage repair costs by 96%* Benefits • Protectagainstbladedamageand expensiverepairsorreplacement • Reducetheriskofturbinedowntime • Reduceinsurancecosts tURBine PLAtfORMs V52-0.85MW** V80-1.8/2.0MW** V90-1.8/2.0/3.0MW V100-1.8/2.0MW V100-2.6/3.0MW NM82-1.5/1.7MW** Lightning is the main cause of damage, and can, in the worst scenarios, cause structural damage. Such damage results in costly repair solutions and lost energy production during turbine downtime. Unfortunately, lightning is unavoidable, but new upgrades can help you protect your blades. Copper caps The copper cap is an upgrade that can be installed uptower on the tip of each blade of your turbine. The conductive shield provided by the copper cap, and its ability to control the electrical field enhancement, reduces the occurence of damages by up to 80% and repair costs by up to 96%. Copper strips For turbines in high lightning-density areas, Vestas also offers copper strips to augment the protection given by the copper caps. *Results based on extensive field testing **Only copper caps Get in touch with us today Visit vestas.com or contact your local Vestas service office to get to know more about how lightning protection and our other service solutions can improve the performance of your turbines.
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