Operate and build your assets based on the real safety risk
Ice is dangerous on wind turbine blades, for both people and infrastructure if it falls. Poorly designed risk assessment tools, however, have led to excessively large safety zones that undermine and even block wind power projects. All when the planet needs the power of zero-carbon wind most.
TRiceR offers a more accurate, objective and realistic assessment of ice risk. It maps out the risk probability, the area of exposure and the potential damage from ice falls. It’s your tool to operate and build wind turbines based on the real safety risk, no matter the weather.
TRiceR maps out the risk probability, the area of exposure and the potential damage from ice falls. It empowers operators and developers alike with information to develop appropriate mitigation measures.
It’s built to align with international standards and the Task19 recommendations of the International Energy Agency as part of the OECD. Our methodology combines ice accretion and meteorological modelling, including Monte Carlo simulations with fall equations and damage assessment algorithms that offer an overall analysis of the risks.
Accurate and realistic assessments
Unlike conventional assessment tools, TRiceR offers a more accurate and realistic assessment of ice risk. It’s an achievement reached by combining multiple objective models into a single cloud-based solution.
- Ice accretion model based on in-cloud icing and supercooled cloud microphysics
- Meteorological model to monitor the formation of various ice types and measure risk
- Monte Carlo simulations to determine fall equations
- Damage model to identify lethal effects from ice fragments
Built for speed, 24/7
Get assessments in minutes, 24/7 on the cloud. There’s no need to download software or upgrade versions. It’s also incredibly intuitive with a straight-forward interface that makes it easy to select the models and parameters you need.
TRiceR is designed for independent use, but if you need extra support you can get it. Tractebel experts are here to help you interpret data and make the safest decision for your wind-power project. Our world-class experts are at the forefront of the transition to a carbon-neutral future with the power of wind.
Use of TRiceR tool to assess the ice fall risk of 2 turbines in an industrial environment.
Feasibility, permitting, tendering and contracting phase of a 6×4 MW greenfield wind farm. Icefall study with TRiceR methodology.
Owner’s engineer for feasibility, tendering and contracting phase of 7MW wind farm, two turbines at industrial site. Accurate ice fall risk assessment performed using TRiceR.