Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3. mai. 2021
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Wind turbines have emergency exits, but they might not be for the reason you think. • Thanks to Octopus Energy: octopus.energy/octopus-fan-club/ (This video isn't sponsored, but obviously they did let me go up their wind turbine.)
Drone camera: Tom Francone
Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)
Thanks very much to all the team at Octopus Energy and EWT!
Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
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  • I couldn't find a way to fit this into the video, but rather wonderfully, this turbine is called Octopus Energy's "#1 Fan". Thanks to all the team there, and the rope access team at EWT. This wasn't sponsored, and Octopus had no control over the final video, but obviously they did let me go up their conveniently-branded wind turbine in an effort to boost their brand. (If any other companies would like to show me around their conveniently-branded spectacular facilities, they should definitely get in touch...!)

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    • hdd

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    • Could have just made the video longer. Brilliant idea

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    • I guess its safe to say, You have the best job in the world xD

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    • It is crazy..

    • @Kyle James NOtown do be like that

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  • 4:15

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  • Fun fact: all the wind you feel is created by these turbines. The same thing happens in space at a much bigger scale and we call that solar wind!

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  • Cudos to the cameraman too and didn't no the word abseil is used in English.

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  • It's capable of producing that energy BUT what's it's actual average energy yield.. also the cost in dead birds that prolly remains consistent.

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  • Ah Tom, thats only a baby, lets see you do it from a Vestas V164.

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  • Fred Dibnah would have used the emergency exit as the way up

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  • Yeeeeaaaa I'm good thanks

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  • Hypophobia Triggers😓

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  • This was actually seriously cool

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  • How cool would it be if the exit was a parachute

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  • Scary!

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  • Always fancied that as a job (or aerial linesman) unfortunately not many wind farms near Birmingham, also I would imagine the weather puts a stop to play quite regularly

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  • Epic

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  • One new thing added to my bucket list

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  • Yall got it easy try climbing 250 ft on a pegged cell tower.

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  • I wonder if his sphincter has relaxed yet or tightened up don’t know how it would be effected. Mine would be puckered up so tight I wouldn’t could 💩 for a month

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  • can we talk about the exit sign behind the ladder on the way up though. In case you are halfway down and forget how to get out.

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  • Wow this is epic. Please go to the iss next time Tom!

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  • Come along way from Fred Dibnah climbing a chimney

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  • On top of the turbine: What a great view Everywhere else: That windturbine is ruining the landscape abd creates horrible sounds that make people and animals leave

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  • A previous employer did a VR application for a utility company that could, among other things, put you at the top of a turbine. It was sufficient for all my turbine needs, but you look like you had way more fun.

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  • Next week, Tom takes the emergency exit from the ISS.

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  • "It will lock in position" do I hear a CHALLENGE FOR *THE LOCK PICKING LAWYER???*

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  • So judging by the movement of the wires going back up, someone was winding them by hand... Why don't they use those abseil fall arrests that wind the wire back up if there's no weight? Does the weight of a wire that long just make this unrealistic?

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  • That's insane 😳

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  • I would love to climb one of these. My mind can't help but flash to the video of the guy stuck at the top of a burning turbine who died. Maybe once a year would be better?

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  • Crickey Tom that took some stones

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  • I have school and I’m watching this at 1:58am

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  • *I've got two wires on me*

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  • Among us task 🥶🥶🤪🤪

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  • Thanks Tom, as someone with a fear of heights, I now have to dry my phone off…

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  • that descent seems really slow though.

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  • I’m sure not many feelings come close to walking backwards off a turbine with just a rope. My heart rate went up with this I want to feel that rush

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  • I couldn’t get paid to do that

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  • You could not pay me enough .

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  • Octopus will be our future energy supplier

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  • So we just going to ignore the googly eyes on his helmet?

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  • Next video: Taking the escape tunnel el chapo used to break out of prison

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  • N O T P H O T O SHOP 100%

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  • Tom always brings us out of the box content.

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  • Nope!

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  • no thanks

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  • This video is absolutely nerve-wracking for me. For some reason, I have a weird phobia of tall things/tall things in isolated areas, and I definitely have a fear of heights too. This is hitting both phobias at the same time.

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  • Is there a crew to clean all the bird blood off of the blades?

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  • Epic!!!

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  • The guy is right, that looks like an awesome job.

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  • Conspiracy theory: tom is a teacher that is using reverse psychology to teach us stuff we otherwise would fall asleep to.

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  • It's so weird feeling claustrophobia in such a giant place

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  • You couldn't pay me to do this. God dam

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  • You are a very lucky dude.

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  • That made me physically uncomfortable.

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  • what a chad

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  • I got two wires on me!

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  • NOtown kept thrusting this down my throat. This a dislike. Sorry

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  • Wind turbines are ridiculous, hideous and totally inefficient bird killing eye sores. The greenies won't be happy until the entire country is littered with these ugly blots on our landscape. Tens of thousands of Bald Eagles killed already, but hey as long as the leftist ideology is being served... who cares? The cost to build one of these things far exceeds the amount of electricity it can produce before they need to be refurbished every 10 to 20 years. Just plain stupid.

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  • And to think that this 50 m tall wind turbine is fairly small for current standards! There are already turbines with hub heights around 150 m, not even accounting for the blade length. That's a 50-storey building, truly shocking!

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  • Have you guys watched Chinese workers eating lunch and do repairs on the top of electric tower

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  • Who seen the picture of the workers standing on the wind turbine while the only exit down is on fire . They where trapped and died

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  • Honestly climbing this doesn’t seem bad at all you. You’re enclosed most of the time. If the lab we was on the outside it’d be a different story

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  • WE ALL REMEMBER those 2 men standing on a burning windmill.😢 I would carry a small basejump chute.

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  • Fuuuuuuuuu(k that noise!

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  • 0:19 is capable of killing around 10.1 birds each year.

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  • Just a great video and experience!

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  • Why has Tom Cruise not thought to include this in the M-I movies???

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  • Cool, but why though?

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  • I talk about climate change on my channel.

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  • I have a turbine on my farm and I want to go up and take a good arial photo of my farm

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  • Do the letters NFW ring a bell?

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  • Nope

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  • Cool video very informative

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  • I’m not too good with heights, so I’m gonna have to take a hard pass. Rather, a hard “Aw heyl naw!” But I have such appreciation for the engineers and safety teams that do their best to ensure that these wonders of architecture and technology remain safe for the crews that operate and maintain them.

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  • Young Tom Scott: (drops drums and cymbals) Tom Scott now: (drops himself from a wind turbine)

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  • I’ve used a descender kind of like this. And every single time I forget to stand up at the bottom and end up on my butt. Lots of fun though.

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  • I’m terrified of ladders. This guy went 50 meters up and then went all the way down

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  • Ah yes, an emergency exit descent at 0.1 mph.

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  • I saw a horror movie with a short story set in the wind turbine! Was it the Mortuary Collections?

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  • how am i supposed to sleep when this is in my recommended

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  • Wish the ones in my area were like that, when they break they stay broken and oil for lubrication constantly oozes out ruining the land around it

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  • Now if only they could figure out a way for these things to generate enough energy to cover their construction, installation, maintenance and decomissioning energy impact. Pity is, they don't.

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  • Now go tunnel through the trays of a refining fractionation column

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  • I love the googly eyes.

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  • The reason for the inertia decent system was that interior turbine fire when that technician died on the outside.

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  • If I was descending I would no joke have a panic attack. I am deathly afraid of heights and the fact that Tom did it whilst keeping calm is amazing. I probably would’ve passed out by then.

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  • Love the green ‘stairs down’ stickers. Who’d guess they’re elsewhere?

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  • wonder how many times people got stuck before they added the exit?

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  • Id say the biggest need for that is fire. Theres clips on NOtown of workers trapped on top due to fire and they had no way down. Might be very uncommon but has happened.

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  • WOW

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  • Nope.

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  • Sweaty palms instantly when you walked down the side. Holy cow

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  • Yikes! 5-5-2021

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  • After seeing those guy on top of the flaming one it's a nice change of pace Stay safe out there

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  • What an eye sore wind farms are,if you want one for ur own property fine.But to try n power hundreds of thousands if not millions of people with wind mills is ridiculous,seems like we going backwards.

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  • How cool! I like the googly eyes on your helmet. =)

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  • imagine how strong those wires are when theres 2 massive metal balls weighing them down

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  • Curious... who else's palms sweated like crazy during this video?

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  • I think he's got two wires...

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