A clear case of improvement.
  • Quality & Safety
  • ISO 9001 OHSAS 1800 / GL Systems Certification
  • The GL ISO 9001 and GL OHSAS 18001 Certifications are granted to Availon GmbH (Germany,) the parent company of Availon North America.

Spares In Motion

Threat of withdrawal of operating license — replacing of defective obstruction light system

Situation:

  • The owner of a large wind farm faced the threat of having his operating license withdrawn because of a completely defective obstruction light system
  • The system was a one-off design for which no spare parts were available and which could not be fully reinstalled
  • None of the control cabinets, electrical components and cables, light fixings or components could be reused as part of a new system
  • The AC voltage system and inverter were also not suitable for modern obstruction lights

Solution:

  • A standard obstruction light system was selected and the individual modification for use in this wind farm was planned
  • Specific light fixings and other system components were designed and produced
  • The control cabinet and electrical connections were designed, built and installed
  • The electrical supply was changed to a modern battery backup system
  • Controller parameters were changed accordingly

Benefits:

  • Despite of the use of specific components, the owner was provided with a solution of an obstruction light system for which spare parts are freely available
  • The threatened withdrawal of the operating license was prevented
  • The general updating of the system ensures a reliable operation and high level of availability