Canadian Standards: Why you can trust the Anorra
To ensure that our microgeneration wind turbine, the Anorra, is going to operate safely and reliably for many years in harsh Canadian climates, there are several standards that we adhere to.
Firstly, let’s look at the electrical standards for the generator system:
CSA – C22.1 – 12: This code is to ensure safety and maintenance standards for all electrical work and electrical component installations.
C22.2 No.100 - 04: This is to ensure that generator (with different sizes) system is capable of working in harsh environmental conditions and provide reliable power generation.
C22.2 No. 272 – 14: This is applicable to complete wind electrical system and associated components intended for connection at not more than 46kV. This standard is used in accordance to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part – I.
Next up are the mechanical standards that cover the structural aspects of the turbine:
CSA C61400-2:19: This standard broadly covers requirements for wind turbine systems. Addresses all areas of the wind turbine, including structural and electrical systems/elements, with reference to Canadian Electrical Code, S37, and NBC as appropriate.
CSA S37: Covers Antennas, towers, and antenna-supporting structures. Refers as appropriate to NBC 2015.
NBC 2015: Canadian National Building Code.
CSA S16: Covers the design of steel structures in Canada. Superseded by S37 where appropriate.
CSA W59: Covers welded steel construction requirements.
CSA-G12-14: Design standard for zinc-coated steel wire strands for guywires per CSA S37.
If you want to learn more about our microgeneration wind turbine, the Anorra, visit the product page. If you are curious about the features that allow the Anorra to stand up to cold climates, check out this post: The Anorra and Cold Environments
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