I'm a wind turbine technician for Siemens Canada, I have worked here for over two years.

Proof: http://i.imgur.com/AyJ2pCc.jpg

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ryan982 karma

Who cleans up the bird carcasses?

bassblair113 karma


khaimann2 karma

In Portugal we have those damn things planted all over the place.

Is it true that turbines only last about 25 years and that they also consume electricity to operate?

bassblair114 karma

It is true that they consume electricity to operate. There are many electrical driven motors and computers.

buzzr1 karma

Does windturbines cause large THD values? And how do they over all effect PQ?

bassblair112 karma

What is THD and PQ?

buzzr1 karma

*PQ = Power Quality

*THD = Total harmonic distortion

Follow up, what individual harmonic could you expect to see at a windpark?

bassblair112 karma

We have six delta modules and a reactor to smooth out the power output on each turbine.

nof1 karma

Why almost anything?

bassblair111 karma


nof1 karma

AMAA... Ask Me Almost Anything.

bassblair111 karma

Oh, well I have to be careful with industry "secrets"

nof1 karma

They really do ruin the scenery? Lol, I'd rather have a wind turbine farm, I think they're really cool looking.

bassblair111 karma

Not in my opinion.

tedcorp-1 karma

It's probably not the best idea to have your hook through that hole that your lanyard attaches to. In the event that you do fall, there won't be enough room in that hole and you could cut your entire lanyard clean free.

That said, do you travel much across the country? Are you mostly based in just one area?

bassblair113 karma

That is a tie off point and I am attached to it for security. My double lanyard is "daisy-chained" like that so if I do fall I have a secondary hook to tie off

Not_Exactly_a_Douche-1 karma

Capital Safety or Miller? (fall protection)

or anything else really, those are just the two biggest. I work for one of them, yes this is a test.

bassblair112 karma

We use miller, but I think we're getting Skylotec soon.

Not_Exactly_a_Douche-5 karma

I'm sorry, but you failed. I work for Capital Safety. We're kinda only the number one fall protection company in the world. I'm no salesman, but I'd say we make pretty damn good product.

bassblair117 karma

Never heard of your company before

MichaelJordansBigToe-15 karma


bassblair1110 karma

Please, go ahead and tell me why you would say that to me.