Lifetime extension of wind turbines
|Publication Date:||1 March 2016|
Scope and application
This standard is applicable to all types of wind turbines.
This standard defines the assessment methods to extend the lifetime of a wind turbine or wind farm according to the current state of the art. It must be noted that the level of safety regarding the statement on the structural integrity depends on the scope and selection of the assessment methods.
The focus on the assessment lies on all load transferring components and assemblies that are relevant for the structural integrity of the wind turbine as well as on control and protection system.
The entire wind turbine shall be assessed, see Table 2-1.