"Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold" - W.B. Yeats.
"We're doomed !" - Private Frazer.
"Like scrolling through a decade's worth of Daily Mail editorials in 20 minutes" - TheLoonyFromCatford
Well that was pretty dangerous. The spectators were lucky they were not struck by those blades, or the resulting shrapnel.Someone needs to do a failure mode analysis.Monty
For this to happen, the blade controls have to fail (otherwise the blades would be turned to be neutral against the wind, and the brakes have to fail.)That can happen, and will happen. But, for that to happen sensors inside the nacelle will spot it and provide adequate warning. Which is how this could be recorded by camera. Here. The brakes and the controls failed. Alarms went off, and now we have this video.
By the way, wind turbines require regular inspection and maintenance, by skilled employees who have to live nearby, which is very nice for rural economies. I would expect a British conservative to consider that a plus, and to give these things more than a sneer.
The most complete example of fatigued flange failure I have ever seen..
British conservatives give these things more than a sneer...we do the maths...then we sneer,snort, laugh etc.
I'm not sneering at them - I just thought it was an interesting video.(though I don't approve of plastering the whole Isle of Lewis with them)
I hope no British conservative believes in anything as daft as "job creation". Wind farms are uneconomic. If they're dangerous too, by all means have a sneer.
More dangerous than leaving our energy supplies in the hands of that nice Mr Putin or the Saudis?
I knew someone who helped build a long road to the middle of nowhere to service some of these things.They are a silly idea. Solar panels don't require any maintenance so aren't necessarily a bad idea.
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