TXDOT

Pine Springs Installation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   TXDOT

Alanreed, area HWY I-40 Safety Rest Stop

AEI and USDA Bushland research center personnel, with the help of a crane and TXDOT bulldozer, installed this turbine in September, 2003. This is a 50 Kw Atlantic Orient.

After installation, it was discovered that the hydraulic oil which operates the tip brakes was not designed for the temperature our summers produce. With the additional temperature, air bubbles and expansion occured causing a tip brake malfunction.

After much back-and-forth with AOC and the company, we have now got the turbine going with a different design of tip brakes. Besides a few minor glitches, the turbine is commissioned and producing power.

AEI is currently (9-18) designing a display system, which will show weather conditions as well as the power output of the turbine. This will be viewable by the public from the rest stop main building.

 

Pine Springs, Tx area US-18- Rest Stop

AEI and USDA Bushland research center personnel, with the help of a crane and TXDOT bulldozer, installed this turbine in September, 2003. This is a 50 Kw Atlantic Orient.

After installation, it was discovered that the hydraulic oil which operates the tip brakes was not designed for the temperature our summers produce. With the additional temperature, air bubbles and expansion occured causing a tip brake malfunction.

After much back-and-forth with AOC and the company, we have now got the turbine going with a different design of tip brakes. Besides a few minor glitches, the turbine is commissioned and producing power.

AEI is currently (9-18) designing a display system, which will show weather conditions as well as the power output of the turbine. This will be viewable by the public from the rest stop main building.

 

Project Funded by:
Texas Department of Transportation | Texas State Energy Conservation Office

 

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