Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Windmill turbine explosion

The braking mechanism that limits the speed of the wind turbine broke during a storm in Denmark in 2008. This was the outcome. The tower of the mill was 60m high, the wind speed was probably around 30 m/s and you can see a truck at the base of the mill, but nobody was hurt. The mill had been evacuated 400m in each direction.