SkySaver Rescue, a manufacturer of emergency evacuation solutions, announced the introduction of SkySaver-WT, a simple and effective rescue device designed for use by technicians working on wind turbines and other tall structures, such as cranes.
The SkySaver-WT looks like a backpack and contains a patented Controlled Descent Device (CDD), which uses a redundant centrifugal- and friction-based braking system to lower a turbine technician to the ground at a comfortable two meters per second.
The CDD has been designed to function under extreme conditions and withstand prolonged exposure to high heat, flames, cold, water, sharp edges and can even be operated in saline environments, making the SkySaver-WT a perfect choice for industrial locations. The SkySaver-WT, which is intuitive to use and requires no advanced training, is also valuable in the emergency evacuation of incapacitated technicians, who may not be able to handle the complicated descent using ropes or other contraptions.
“In case of emergencies, rescues need to be immediate, and since wind farms are often located in isolated areas, many jurisdictions do not have the ability or the equipment to respond to these situations,” said Avner Farkash, CEO of SkySaver Rescue Ltd. “With more than 250 fires and hundreds of emergency evacuations from wind turbines each year, we are proud to introduce a cost-effective solution that enables safety managers to send technicians up wind turbines with the necessary tools to evacuate in case of emergency. An immediate and safe solution such as SkySaver-WT is essential in preventing tragedies.”
The SkySaver-WT, together with other SkySaver rescue products, will be shown at AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2018 at Booth 1718.