SOURCE: Cv International

Cv International

October 03, 2012 08:50 ET

Cv International Releases WINDKIT -- Addresses EHS Concerns and Reduces Servicing Costs During Wind Turbine Maintenance

Siemens and Vestas Adopt to Improve Servicing and Reduce Turbine Head Damage

BEND, OR--(Marketwire - October 03, 2012) -  Cv International (http://cvintl.com) announced today the release of WINDKIT, a portable nitrogen servicing solution. The WINDKIT addresses the safety and productivity concerns of maintenance technicians supporting wind turbine maintenance.

Technicians, who have had to haul large nitrogen cylinders averaging 140 pounds to the turbine nacelles, have been exposed to both the risk of injury and the potential to damage expensive turbine components. Utilizing long service lines can result in a dilution of the purity and pressure of the nitrogen in travelling up to 300 feet to the turbine. The regular servicing of accumulators requires the ability to deliver pure nitrogen at pressures up to 4,500 PSIG.

Cvi's WINDKIT has been adopted for use by Siemens Energy and Vestas American Wind Technology based upon the benefits seen during field trials. "Regular servicing of wind turbines is challenging due to both the height of the turbine above ground and the need to supply pure nitrogen at a high pressure," said Richard Browne, Vice-President of Marketing, Cvi. "A portable nitrogen kit solution allows technicians to quickly and safely get to point of use and complete servicing without damage to equipment and with greatly enhanced personal safety."

The high pressure servicing kit leverages Cvi's background in supplying innovative maintenance, nitrogen service and breathing air solutions to the aviation and wind energy sectors.

About Cv International
Cv International delivers innovative solutions to a global customer base. Focused on solutions to challenges in Wind Energy, Hydro Electric, Oil & Gas, Aviation and Nitrogen and Breathing Air, Cv International products include nitrogen generators, contaminated fuel detectors, cryogenic samplers, aircraft maintenance stands and radar towers. Cv International is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Bend, Oregon.

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:
    Richard Browne
    Senior Vice-President, Marketing
    Cv International
    310 328 8550 (office)
    214 810 0086 (direct)
    rbrowne@cvintl.com