In collaboration with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (ARFC), part of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, we are delivering a project to test and analyse components in wave and tidal devices. The project 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.
EMEC has identified a variety of components that have failed to some degree across a range of wave and tidal energy devices, with AFRC providing support around component testing. You can now download the Good practices for handling and investigating failed components report.
The resulting case study report is now available for download to support the sector in engineering design choices around components and materials.