“We were having wind induced vibration trips when our fans were operating in the 40 to 70% speed range. Up to 40 to 50 fan trips per day! The board operator’s main focus was to keep the fans running.
Since installation of the Galebreaker Wind Screens we have not had any fan trips whatsoever (zero). The Wind Screens have solved our problems with wind induced fan tripping.
“We did get some hoar frost buildup on the screen but within a day or two the shaking of the screens peeled the frost off. We have seen on one or two occasions high alarms on vibrations during some windy events but to date we have not had a trip. I think that we have seen enough different weather events to conclude the screens have been a success in eliminating our wind induced vibration trips. About the only event that we have not seen to date is a wet snow event, but we do not anticipate any problems. I would definitely recommend installation of Galebreaker Wind Screens to reduce wind effects on the fan blades, thank you for all your efforts in helping to get the screens”.
Richard Pratchler, Maintenance Manager