As renewable energy becomes easier and cheaper to attain, it’s more critical than ever to ensure reliable protective components for renewable energy applications such as wind turbines and solar panels.
When it comes to wind turbines, durable metal enclosures are necessary for protecting internal systems from wind, weather and other environmental elements. Here’s a closer look at the importance of metal enclosures in wind energy applications:
Value Behind Metal Enclosures
Metal enclosures are significant for any application that requires the protection of internal electrical components from outside environments. In wind turbines, metal enclosures protect systems that control and regulate the speeds of turbine blades. Since these controls are so critical to energy production, metal enclosures are crucial for avoiding catastrophic damage.
When designing a metal enclosure for wind turbines, there are two main factors to consider—wind and weather. Since wind turbines are often exposed to harsh weather conditions, such as heavy rain, snow, sleet and powerful winds, metal enclosures should be rugged and able to withstand tough conditions.
Other design features to consider include:
- NEMA rating of at least 4
- Corrosion resistance
- Weather resistance
- Sealed against moisture
Keep the location of wind turbines in mind during the design process. Wind turbines stationed in marine environments should have enclosures with more corrosion-resistant properties, while turbines located in snowy climates should have enclosures that are durable enough to hold the extra weight of snow.
Metal Enclosures from Blackstone Advanced Technologies
Blackstone Advanced Technologies manufactures custom metal enclosures for wind turbines, as well as other industrial applications. Our expert engineers work closely with designers to customize metal enclosures and ensure proper protection.
No matter the size, shape, weight or metal material, Blackstone Advanced Technologies has the tools and facility capabilities to build metal enclosures for any project.
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