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Demonstration of a Condition Monitoring System for Tidal Stream Generators

Objective

The TidalSense Demo project has been conceived by the SMEs intending to exploit a new market with huge potential growth, in Condition Monitoring of subsea energy device elements using the TidalSense System. The TidalSense condition monitoring system has been developed to detect, locate and classify defects in tidal generator structures. The Demo project will allow the SMEs to demonstrate and validate their system so that they can gain a lead in this emerging market, providing condition monitoring services and components to tidal energy operators. The SMEs will draw on their in-house research capabilities and those of participating research organisations, who will supply support to the SMEs.

The TidalSense Demo project is aiming to:
• Apply novel LRU (Long Range Ultrasonic) and AE (Acoustic Emission) sensors to inspect tidal stream generators, allowing 100% volume coverage.
• Apply novel and flexible piezocomposite transducers to LRU/AE allowing perfect adaptation of shape to structures of complex contour, and thus perfect acoustic coupling into such structures.
• Use guided wave in new applications.
• Develop instrumentation and software for LRUT and AE monitoring of tidal generators.
• Develop signal processing techniques for signal enhancement including novel time reversal focussing.
• Develop an automated defect detection and classification system (ADDS) including trend analysis which combines AE and LRU in an integrated way.
• Implement general wireless communication methods so that the data can be collected and transmitted both from generators directly to the office, without human intervention.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydroelectricity/marine energy/tidal energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE LIMITED - INNOTECUK
Address
Hildersham Road North Wing The Old Livery
CB21 6DR Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 330 000
Administrative Contact
Hassam Miabhoy (Mr.)

Participants (12)

KENTRO EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIAS KAI ANAPTYXIS THESSALIAS

Participation ended

Greece
Address
Technologiko Parko A Vipe
38500 Volos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elias Houstis (Prof.)
EnerOcean S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 278 090,70
Address
Boulevar Louis Pateur 5, Oficina 321
29010 Málaga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro M. Mayorga Rubio (Mr.)
IT Power Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 205 800
Address
Lutyens Close -Grove House
RG24 8AG Chineham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jeremy Thake (Mr.)
I & T NARDONI INSTITUTE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 112 240
Address
Via Della Cascina Pontevica 21
25010 Brescia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pietro Nardoni (Mr.)
AINOOUCHAOU PLIROFORIKI AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 117 390
Address
L Kiphisias 116 Kai Davaki 1
11526 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aikaterini Fotopoulou (Ms.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 133 056
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Craig Coghill (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 55 600
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elias Houstis (Prof.)
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 56 000
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Milda Beruliene (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ
Spain
EU contribution
€ 74 000
Address
Centro Cultural Reina Sofia Paseo Carlos Iii N9
11003 Cadiz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Javier Izquierdo Antón (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 48 202
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
NAUTRICITY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 105 760,80
Address
St Vincent Place 5
G1 5GH Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dave Pratt (Mr.)
AQUA ENERGY SOLUTIONS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 105 760,50
Address
Stendervegen 140
5542 Karmsund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cathrine Torvestad (Ms.)