Wind turbines like all equipment need to be maintained to keep them functioning effectively, maintenance workers are often subjected to the elements while testing and maintaining the turbines due to their height and the fact that they are often located in wide open spaces on hilltops, close to the sea or indeed offshore in bodies of water, wind turbine Wind farms can offer the most dangerous and exposed weather conditions resulting in an extremely challenging and high risk working environment.
Cunningham Covers manufacture bespoke Turbine Top Covers for wind turbine operators and maintenance companies, used to protect workers from the rain and the force of the wind whilst carrying out maintenance activities at height. These clever protective covers are vital in order to avoid unnecessary delays in the operation of the wind farms, and also create a safer working environment for the maintenance teams. These top covers are essentially a portable turbine tent to protect maintenance workers during essential work.
Our inhouse R&D department have put these covers under extreme pressure to ensure they can cope with the intensive battering that these covers will receive once fitted to their destination. We test everything such as the PVC material, reinforcing straps, fixings and more just to ensure we deliver the right cover for the job. You might wonder why we ask you so many questions upon enquiring but that’s just so we can spec your project out with the correct materials and wind loadings, this way we get it right first time.
Our covers slip right across the top of the wind turbine easily, and can be modified to suit different sizes and specifications of turbine. They can be made in different colours and even with vison panels to increase natural daylight if needed. Depending on the requirements of the end user we can also design access hatch points on the cover and emergency escape panels. The access hatch points can be made with Velcro or zip openable sections. The protective covers are also easily dismantled and re-usable so they can be taken to another wind turbine that needs work carried out.
Our covers are not just suited to maintenance of wind turbines, we manufacture bespoke covers for the towers, nacelles and blades within the wind industry during transportation. During transportation these items are at their most vulnerable state, at risk to whatever damage the sea,air and road has to offer.
During transportation it is imperative that moisture does not have a place inside the nacelle or the hub. We produces a vapour resistant cover that protect the nacelle and hub from any such damage. This cover is air tight to ensure no contaminates enter the Nacelle. We offer a tower cover that prevents any dust/debris from entering the tower top access point. These can also be branded by our inhouse printing department to ensure your client has the necessary advertising exposure on the road.
During the installation process our clients use another vital offerings from Cunningham, the Cunningham concrete curing cover. During the process of concrete pouring of the base our covers are used onsite to aid the curing process of the concrete. Speed is one advantage here due to colder conditions on site but our users report a significant difference in the strength and hardness of the concrete, hence resulting in a better concrete product. These covers are shaped in a circle especially designed for the concrete bases.