By hovering over your own area on the observation wind speed map, you will see a wind speed reading from the nearest weather station to you, together with a forecast of wind speeds over the next few days.
The following instructions are for customers who have not purchased the Airforce Control, and manually stop the turbine in high winds speeds.
Should wind speeds be predicted to be Beaufort scale 6 and above, (shown in shades of pink), it is recommended that the turbine is switched off. If predicted to be Beaufort 8 and above, if possible, lower the tower. It is important to take the actions to either switch the turbine off or to lower the tower before the high wind speeds are reached. If you experience wind speeds higher than your expectations and you have not switched off your turbine, switch off in a lull in the wind, i.e. in between gusts.
The introduction of the AirForceTM Control provides unparalleled performance monitoring and automatic system protection in adverse weather conditions. Included with the AirForceTM Control is a Davis Anemometer, that provides the system with both wind speed and direction information. The system will automatically shut-down when pre-set limits are exceeded and protect the unit from over speeding or operating with no load. When the wind levels decrease to acceptable levels the system will automatically restart.
*Galvanized scaffolding tube (48.5mm O/D x 5mm Wall) is available from builders’ merchants. 2 X 3m and 1 X 2m lengths are required for the maximum 8m height.