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Health Condition Monitoring of Small Scale Tidal Generators Using Miniature Torque Sensors

Objective

By 2050, the size of wave and tidal energy is expected to reach an installed capacity of 100GW, which will be able to power 66 million European homes and also enable the EU to meet its target of reducing emission of green-house gases by 80-95% below 1990 levels.

Tidal generators are installed in very harsh environments of the sea-bed, where saline water, unpredictable tidal flow, marine debris and suspended particle impact can cause serious damage to generator blades and gearboxes. In addition, the unpredictable changing nature of load demand causes stresses on the tidal components.

The primary objective of the TidalHealth project is to commercially produce a direct torque measurement device attached to tidal generator shaft for overall condition monitoring of tidal power plants remotely. This will result in the reduction of operations and maintenance cost of the plants and thus improves the return on investment for tidal technologies.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computational intelligence
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydroelectricity/marine energy/tidal energy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2014
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

PARS MAKINA SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Address
Planlamacilar Sitesi 160 Sokak No 3 Beysukent Cankaya
06530 Ankara
Turkey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000

Participants (1)

TRANSENSE TECHNOLOGIES PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1 Landscape Close Weston On The Green
OX25 3SX Bicester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)