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    Condition-based maintenance methods for marine renewable energy

    Mérigaud, Alexis and Ringwood, John (2016) Condition-based maintenance methods for marine renewable energy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 66. pp. 53-78. ISSN 1364-0321

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    With an increasing requirement to lower the costs of delivered renewable energy, the maintenance costs for marine renewable energy (MRE), due to accessibility issues, are an obvious focal point. In particular, condition-based maintenance and prognostics can help to optimise maintenance activities and forewarn of impending maintenance requirements, mindful of the constrained access to MRE systems due to limited weather windows of sufficient duration. This paper focusses on offshore wind, tidal flow and wave energy as target MRE domains and provides a comprehensive review of condition-based maintenance methodologies currently employed in MRE systems. While, of the three energy domains, offshore wind is the more mature, giving the opportunity to propagate such methods to the less mature areas of tidal and wave, there are also many components and challenges which are common to all three domains, e.g. generator systems and grid interface.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This paper is based upon work supported by Science Foundation Ireland under Grant No.12/RC/2302 for the Marine Renewable Ireland (MaREI) centre.
    Keywords: Marine renewable energy; Offshore wind turbine; Wave energy converter; Tidal turbine;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Centre for Ocean Energy Research
    Item ID: 9409
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    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 15:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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