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The main learning from this book is that innovators, designers, developers, original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) and operators of marine energy converter (MEC) farms need to be trained in the predictive reliability estimation of MECs and be competent to judge between different designs, particularly in respect of their maintainability in the field. There must be an increase in training, to improve the testing of devices and prototype sub-assemblies.

Chapter Contents:

  • 12.1 Staff and training
  • 12.2 Weather, access and logistics
  • 12.3 Device architecture, reliability and testing
  • 12.4 Maintenance methods and device changeout
  • 12.5 Data management for maintaining off-shore assets

Inspec keywords: marine power systems; hydroelectric power

Other keywords: device testing improvement; prototype sub-assemblies; MEC predictive reliability estimation; OEM; original equipment manufacturer; marine energy converter farm

Subjects: Wave power; Tidal and flow energy

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