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Tidal turbines that survive?

Tidal turbines that survive?
Tidal turbines that survive?
Tidal turbines offer an exciting opportunity to exploit ocean current flows to generate sustainable energy. However, a key to their success is the ability to operate with minimal intervention in the ocean over extended periods (15-20 years). This talk explored the likely design and operational issues that will influence satisfactory performance associated with material corrosion and biofouling. The main difficulty is that turbine economic viability is capital driven so whole system, including operation and maintenance needs to be as cost-effective as possible. Although can use approaches developed from those applied for ship design and in the offshore industry there is a need to appreciate that cost-drivers are different. For instance a ‘Gold plated’ technology approach from oil and gas industry may not deliver cost-effective solutions.
tidal tubrine, marine corrosion, biofouling
Turnock, S.R.
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Nicholls-Lee, R.
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Wood, R.J.K.
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Wharton, J.A.
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Wood, R.J.K.
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Wharton, J.A.
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Turnock, S.R., Nicholls-Lee, R., Wood, R.J.K. and Wharton, J.A. (2009) Tidal turbines that survive? Marine Corrosion Forum, Birmingham, UK. 07 Jul 2009. 39 pp .

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Abstract

Tidal turbines offer an exciting opportunity to exploit ocean current flows to generate sustainable energy. However, a key to their success is the ability to operate with minimal intervention in the ocean over extended periods (15-20 years). This talk explored the likely design and operational issues that will influence satisfactory performance associated with material corrosion and biofouling. The main difficulty is that turbine economic viability is capital driven so whole system, including operation and maintenance needs to be as cost-effective as possible. Although can use approaches developed from those applied for ship design and in the offshore industry there is a need to appreciate that cost-drivers are different. For instance a ‘Gold plated’ technology approach from oil and gas industry may not deliver cost-effective solutions.

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Published date: 8 July 2009
Venue - Dates: Marine Corrosion Forum, Birmingham, UK, 2009-07-07 - 2009-07-07
Keywords: tidal tubrine, marine corrosion, biofouling
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 66727
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66727
PURE UUID: c96c9c25-6451-425c-89e2-6a91f647cba8
ORCID for S.R. Turnock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6288-0400
ORCID for R.J.K. Wood: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0681-9239
ORCID for J.A. Wharton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3439-017X

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Date deposited: 14 Jul 2009
Last modified: 11 Dec 2021 03:21

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Author: S.R. Turnock ORCID iD
Author: R. Nicholls-Lee
Author: R.J.K. Wood ORCID iD
Author: J.A. Wharton ORCID iD

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