BS EN 61400-22:2011 - Wind turbines. Conformity testing and certification – BSI British Standards

BS EN 61400-22:2011

Wind turbines. Conformity testing and certification

Status : Current   Published : March 2011



BS EN 61400-22:2011 Wind turbines. Conformity testing and certification

BS EN 61400-22 is an International Standard which defines rules and procedures for a certification system for wind turbines (WT) that comprises both type certification and certification of wind turbine projects installed on land or off-shore.

This system specifies rules for procedures and management for carrying out conformity evaluation of WT and wind farms, with respect to specific standards and other technical requirements, relating to safety, reliability, performance, testing and interaction with electrical power networks.

It provides:

– Definitions of the elements in a wind turbine certification process
– Procedures for conformity evaluation in a wind turbine certification system
– Procedures for conformity surveillance
– Rules for the documentation that is to be supplied by an applicant for the conformity evaluation
– Requirements for certification and inspection bodies and testing laboratories.

The rules and procedures are not limited to WT of any particular size or type. However, special rules and procedures apply for small wind turbines (SWT).

Some elements of certification are mandatory, whilst provision is specifically made for others to be optional. For type certification, the document describes procedures relating to conformity testing, design, manufacture, and the plans for transportation, erection, installation and maintenance. The procedures deal with the assessment of loads and safety, testing, characteristics measurements and surveillance of manufacturing.

For project certification, the document describes procedures relating to the assessment that particular wind turbines and support structure/foundation designs in a project are appropriate for the application and relating to transportation, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance. The procedures deal with assessment in accordance with all modules in this document, e.g. the site conditions, the design of site-specific components and surveillance of manufacturing, transportation, installation and operation.

The rules and procedures are intended to be used in conjunction with the appropriate IEC/ISO standards and Guides.

Contents of BS EN 61400-22:

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Symbols and abbreviations
5 Acceptance of operating bodies
6 Management of the certification system
7 The extent of certification
8 Type certification
9 Project certification
Annex A (informative) Design documentation (if applicable)
Annex B (informative) Certificate example format
Annex C (informative) Minimum requirements for load measurements
Annex D (informative) Requirements for safety and function tests
Annex E (informative) Condition monitoring systems for wind turbines .

Standard NumberBS EN 61400-22:2011
TitleWind turbines. Conformity testing and certification
Publication Date31 March 2011
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 61400-21, ISO 81400-4:2005, EN 61400-24, IEC 60034, EN 61400, IEC 61400-24, EN 61400-1, IEC/TS 61400-23, EN ISO/IEC 17021, EN ISO/IEC 17020, EN ISO 9001:2008, EN 61400-3:2009, IEC 61400-1, ISO/IEC Guide 65, EN 60034, IEC 61400-3:2009, EN 61400-2, ISO/IEC 17025, EN 61400-11, EN ISO/IEC 17025, IEC/TS 61400-13, ISO 9001:2008, IEC 61400-2, EN 61400-12-1, ISO/IEC 17021, IEC 61400, IEC 60050-415, EN 45011, EN 45020, IEC 61400-12-1, ISO/IEC Guide 2, ISO/IEC 17020, IEC 61400-11, IEC 61400-21
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60034-1, IEC 60076-1
International RelationshipsIEC 61400-22:2010,EN 61400-22:2011,EN 60623:2001
DescriptorsWind-electric power stations, Approval organizations, Electric generators, Acceptance (approval), Wind power, Electric machines, Documents, Design, Certification (approval), Approval testing, Turbines, Wind turbines, Type testing
Title in FrenchEoliennes. Essais de conformité et certification
Title in GermanWindenergieanlagen. Konformitätsprüfung und Zertifizierung
ISBN978 0 580 65753 5
File Size1.563 MB

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