DNV accredited for power quality testing of wind turbines

2011/07/08 08:05:14 China Wind Power NetWork
Seattle, USA:  – DNV announces that it has obtained accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for power quality testing on Wind Turbines. The DNV Seattle office, which obtained the accreditation, now provides power quality testing services to global customers along with accredited power performance, acoustic, and loads measurement services. 

A2LA’s accreditation for power quality testing of wind turbines is in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for power quality testing per the IEC 61400-21 power quality testing standard for wind turbines. Only a handful of organizations worldwide have achieved accreditation in this area; DNV is the only private company in the U.S. to have successfully completed this evaluation process. 

This new accredited service supplements the accredited wind turbine power performance, acoustic noise, and mechanical loads testing already being conducted and allows DNV to perform all of the testing required for type certification. 

“Our fulfillment of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 means that we meet both the technical competence requirements and management system requirements that are necessary to consistently deliver technically valid test and measurement results,” said John Lyons, DNV’s manager of Accredited Services in North America. 

“This represents a long-term commitment to providing the global wind industry with value through a combination of quality service and technical depth,” said Robert Poore, Vice President, Business and Service Development. “We plan to pursue additional accreditation in areas relevant to our work.” 

DNV has equipment and trained personnel ready to rapidly deploy to a test site for making power quality measurements. DNV has provided testing services on more than 200 turbines in the last five years in North America, Brazil, India, China, Australia, Korea and other locations. In addition to its four areas of accredited testing (turbine power performance, mechanical loads, acoustic noise measurements, and now power quality), DNV’s testing capabilities also include met tower equipment procurement and installation, custom boom design, special turbine measurements, and other measurement and testing services. 

John Lyons, Head of Section, Accredited Services – +1 206-387-4242 (john.lyons@dnv.com) 
Robert Poore, Vice President Business and Service Development – +1 206-387-4225 (robert.poore@dnv.com) 

About DNV in the wind industry 
DNV is a global provider of risk management services, helping customers to safely and responsibly improve their business performance. DNV is the largest Wind Energy consultancy in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world. Worldwide, more than 250 employees are dedicated to wind energy and many more contribute from DNV’s other business areas such as maritime and offshore energy. DNV has approximately 8,500 employees in 300 offices around the world. DNV’
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