Wind Turbine Tower Services
In addition to on-site blade inspection and repair, Altitec offers a broader range of up-tower services, including:
Cleaning of Rotor Blades and Turbine Towers
Tower and blade cleaning forms an important part of regular project maintenance. Altitec provides a cleaning service, using low impact, biodegradable cleaning agents, conducted using presaturated cleaning wipes or heavy jet wash equipment, depending on the nature of the job.
Common cleaning tasks include:
- Mitigating the impact of environmental pollution at locations in agricultural surroundings
- Removal of leaking grease and oil / hydraulic oil on towers and rotor blades
- Removal of fungus from inside the tower caused by insufficient ventilation
Altitec’s cleaning services can be delivered either as a stand-alone procedure, or in conjunction with routine blade inspection.
Corrosion Protection and Repairs
Tower flanges are often sealed with silicon. These silicon seals do not last forever and water may start to seep in, causing corrosion on the flanges and bolts, and rust stains to appear on the tower. This corrosion process should be prevented, since it can result in irreparable damage to the bolts.
Altitec recommends a proven sealing system, which has specifically been designed for application on wind turbines. This sealing system has been optimised to withstand stress on the tower and foundation and can be applied to tower flanges, tower-foundation flanges and concrete foundations.