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CSA C61400-24

Wind turbine generator systems – Part 24: Lightning protection

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Organization: CSA
Publication Date: 1 December 2007
Status: inactive
Page Count: 90
ICS Code (Wind turbine energy systems): 27.180
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During the last few years, all major wind turbine manufacturers have made dedicated efforts towards developing adequate lightning protection systems, and the first experiences with these new designs are beginning to be seen. It is therefore reasonable at this time to consider and prepare for a standardization effort that will give both manufacturers and operators a common framework for appropriate lightning protection of wind turbines.

On the above background the following elements of work have formed the scope of a new working group with the specific aim of preparing a technical report on the subject prior to considering development of a full standard:

- identify the generic problems involved in lightning protection of wind turbines;

- collect and systematize existing experience with both older and new designs of wind turbines;

- describe appropriate methods for evaluating the risk of lightning damage to wind turbines, thereby making reliable cost-benefit evaluations of lightning protection efforts possible;

- describe and outline appropriate methods for lightning protection of wind turbine components, considering the special nature of wind turbines and the extensive use of composite materials;

- compile a technical report outlining problems and solutions as seen today. The working group should identify and quantify areas where further research and proper standardization efforts are needed.

This technical report is structured as follows:

- clause 3 gives the background on the current understanding on lightning phenomenology and its impact on wind turbines;

- clause 4 presents the lightning damage experience as extracted from the various national wind turbine databases;

- clause 5 describes risk evaluation;

- clauses 6 through 10 discuss appropriate methods for protection against lightning damage;

- clause 11 identifies areas for further research.

Document History

December 1, 2012
Wind turbines - Part 24: Lightning protection
This International Standard applies to lightning protection of wind turbine generators and wind power systems. Normative references are made to generic standards for lightning protection,...
January 1, 2012
Wind turbines - Part 24: Lightning protection
This International Standard applies to lightning protection of wind turbine generators and wind power systems. Normative references are made to generic standards for lightning protection,...
CSA C61400-24
December 1, 2007
Wind turbine generator systems – Part 24: Lightning protection
During the last few years, all major wind turbine manufacturers have made dedicated efforts towards developing adequate lightning protection systems, and the first experiences with these new designs...

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