OCEANIC project tests coatings at WaveRoller site

Testing of different coating techniques (Photo: Oceanic project)

Under the scope of the OCEANIC project, the marine environment team has deployed an experimental structure to test different coatings techniques to be used for marine renewable energy technologies.

An experimental structure to test different coatings techniques, such as thermal spray aluminum and Gelcoat, and coating materials like vinylester, and polyester has been deployed to identify the coating solution that maximizes the protection of materials against marine growth and corrosion.

The structure was designed and assembled in WavEC premises, followed by the installation at the WaveRoller test site location off Portugal.

After 6 months of immersion the structures and panels will be retrieved and marine growth and corrosion in metallic panels will be assessed, OCEANIC project’s administration informed.

Results are expected to provide inputs on what type of methods and materials should be used to decrease marine growth and corrosion and to improve marine renewable energy materials and components resistance and reliability.

Results will be used to provide informed advice on anti-fouling and anti-corrosion coatings for WaveRoller wave energy device developers, according to OCEANIC.

To remind, OCEANIC project has received financial backing through the Oceanera-Net international collaborative initiative.

Share this article

Follow Tidal Energy Today

Events>

<< Jul 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6

PhD Course on Numerical and experimental modelling and control of Wave Energy Converters

The main objective of this course is to train each participant to the numerical and experimental modelling and control of Wave Energy…

read more >

Offshore Energy 2017

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is Europe’s leading offshore energy event. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas…

read more >

Marine Energy Event

The Marine Energy Event 2017, organized in cooperation with the Dutch Energy from Water Association (EWA)…

read more >