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    Infrastructure Analytics Tidal Energy

    Tidal Energy

    Robust energy sources deserve robust structures

    Zensor offers dedicated, sensor-based monitoring solutions for the prolonged follow-up of the integrity of energy production devices that rely on tidal energy. Both the foundation structures as well as the energy harvesting devices spend the majority of their life under water, that is why they would benefit from a remote follow-up.

     

    Aspects considered are:

    • Material loss through corrosion and abrasion

    • Cracks and disbonding related to grouts and/or concrete

    • Fatigue life

    • Inclination

    • Operational parameters

    • Cathodic protection

    • Overloads and other undesired events

    The O&M team has a hands-on tool for planning maintenance works, while management has a continuous view on the KPIs indicating the real state of health and risk profile of the structures and installations. This is because data are recorded and fed into a set of intelligent algorithms that generate reports and GUIs indicating the various parameters relevant for the follow-up of the state of health of the structures.

    Infrastructure Analytics Wave Energy

    Wave Energy

    Limited room for inspection, so you'd better monitor

    Wave energy is subjected to one the harshest load regimes one can imagine: constant pounding of the waves combined with a continuous presence of highly oxygenated salty water. This results in a very high risk for various damage mechanisms such as fatigue / corrosion and abrasion. Mooring and power transport components of wind energy structures deserve significant attention as well, as it is not evident to make physical visits to the structures for an inspection on a regular basis. Therefore, a remote sensor-based monitoring scheme is of utmost importance.

     

    Aspects considered are:

    • Material loss through corrosion and abrasion

    • Cracks in foundation structures related to grouts and/or concrete

    • Fatigue life

    • Operational and efficiency-related parameters

    • Cathodic protection

    • Overloads and other undesired events

    The data recorded is transferred to the onshore analysis unit using whatever communication means present (satellite, glass fiber, Sigfox...). From there on insights and status reports are transmitted to the owner/operator.

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