Tidal, wave components reliability study out

The joint project between ORE Catapult, EMEC and ARFC, has released a report to support the wave and tidal sector in engineering design choices around components and materials.

The project, launched last year, is building a database identifying the common failure mechanisms of components to better understand issues around component reliability, improve performance and ultimately reduce the cost of marine energy.

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has identified a variety of components that have failed to some degree across a range of wave and tidal energy devices, with the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (ARFC) providing support around component testing.

The ‘Good practices for handling and investigating failed components’ report is now available for download, along with the resulting case study report.