Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It went through the company like wildfire!

We were all tuned to the video camera on the roof of the building over looking the job site of the Applied Materials Varian Semiconductor Equipment Wind Turbine. “It’s moving! It’s going up! It’s going up!” The offices emptied as everyone came out to see the big lift.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

And what a great day! Monday was cloudy and the weather was cold and damp. Yesterday we had a great blue sky as a background.

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The whole process of lifting the blade assembly took about an hour. It’s the lift that we’ve all been waiting for. This is the second largest wind turbine in North America! This bad boy will crank out 2.5 megawatts when it is cranking at full capacity.

A bit about the Kenersys K100 2.5MW wind turbine; it has 48.8 meter (160 feet) long blades with a rotor diameter of 100 meters (328 feet). It will rotate at 14.1 revolutions per minute. The hub is 100 meters (328 feet) off the ground. The power train will translate the rotor speed into 1650 rpms to drive the generator.

Full power will be achieved when the wind speed at the hub reaches 26 mile/hour.

Okay, everybody get back to work!

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6 comments:

Kerri said...

That is so cool!
Was that guy on top without a safety harness? That would have FREAKED ME OUT!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Everyone asks me that! Yes, they all were harnessed in.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Thanks for the close-ups of the various attaching points plus the facts and figures including the time taken for the lift. All stuff I wondered about while viewing your photos. Well done Steve. Where is the one larger turbine located?

Steve Borichevsky said...

We think it is in Texas...

betty said...

What a fantastic feat! What fantastic photos! I have enjoyed each step/day of its happening.
I wish I had been there but then with your lens and your eye you brought us closer. Thanks so much.
A memorable journal in Photography - Well done. Aloha.

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow, that thing is impressive.

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