Tempest Group offers most of the same services the large companies do, but our unique ability is to perform and complete AHJ inspections as a licensed third party in states that allow this. Our services are customized to your needs, providing units that are 100% compliant and operational, increasing your overall efficiency. We can schedule inspections during lower production periods, thus maximizing your production and assisting you with maximum power yield. Tempest Group facilitates clear communication with your staff contact, and pledges to resolve all concerns and issues expeditiously. We work with all OEMs and apply the regulatory requirements to them through our Initial Remote Assessment. Our programs are complete, thorough, and most of all COMPLIANT.
ASME A17.8 wind turbine elevators are the standard Tempest uses when performing a compliance assessment. This allows us to inspect your WTE, give a written report of how the WTE meets the newest code, and offer suggestions to bring older units up to the safest, and most current codes. It is imperative that the lines of communication remain open with your local AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction). A17.8 2016 has been published, and many more states are expected to adopt this code. It is much easier for them to adopt, because they don’t have to adopt the entire ASME A17.1 along with it. To ignore the possibility that you are not currently obligated to any regulation is a dangerous gamble, and could result in your elevators ordered out of service. Our Licensed QEI will reach out to the AHJ regardless of the current regulation to ensure your site is ahead of the curve and most of all—compliant.
Assessments cover your elevator from top to bottom, keeping safety the priority. The local regulation will be applied to existing units ensuring you meet the requirements. Tempest can offer you options knowing every jurisdiction is different, and there is no “one size fits all” solution. Cost effective retrofitting solutions can be tailored to your particular unit. In jurisdictions that currently do not regulate under ASME, Tempest will still apply the code and make recommendations accordingly. We can prepare a variance package to have ready for when the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) does decide to move forward with ASME enforcement.