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Quality Policy+

We, a part of NIWE, are committed to provide credible, prompt and reliable service in testing of wind turbine to our valued customers in the wind energy sector.

We shall maintain highest standards of professional ethics and confidentiality. Our methods and practices are transparent and conforming to national and international standards.

Testing unit of NIWE shall strive to be the technical focal point of excellence by continuously improving its expertise.

All personnel in testing Unit are aware of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and diligently adhere to the requirements of this standard and shall constantly upgrade their technical skills.

Quality Management System+

The testing services of NIWE conforms to the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008, awarded by DNV and valid since 12.08.2010.

DNV Certificate

Accreditation+

The testing services of NIWE have been assessed and accredited in accordance to the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 :2005 by National Accreditation Board for testing and calibrations laboratories, New Delhi and valid since 23.06.06. NABL has a MRA (Mutual Recognition Arrangement ) with APLAC (Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) which in turn has a MRA with ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation).

Mechanical Testing Certificate

Scope of Accreditation

Electrical Testing Certificate

Wind Turbine Test Station, Kayathar +

The salient features of the Test Station are as follows:

Test Station has currently two test beds with grid connection to test wind turbines up to 1250kW and 400kW capacities. The number of test beds can be enhanced and higher capacity wind turbines can be tested when offered.

Each bed with its control room is equipped with sophisticated data acquisitions systems having validated software and state of art architecture.

Currently two met masts are available in front of each test bed.

  • The terrain features are gently sloping towards the western direction which is also the predominant wind direction and the wind season is from April to September during which testing will be conducted.
Tests+
  • Power Performance measurements
  • Safety and Function testing
  • Yaw efficiency
  • Load Measurements
  • Special measurements required by the customer.
Advantages of Testing+

The measurements of a wind turbine would assist a

  1. wind turbine manufacturer striving for better design and performance.
  2. wind turbine purchaser in specifying requirements for design and performance.
  3. wind turbine operator in verifying and monitoring performance.
  4. wind turbine investors in wind farm projects based on what wind turbines can deliver regards to its design and performance.
Tests Carried out

Click Here for Overview of Test and Measurements Carried Out and Ongoing

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