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Here we will highlight and publish the latest deliverables, reports and research data from the MORE project.

Upcoming deliverables

Description of some selected key deliverables in the project.

Deliverable 1.1

Working conditions summary: In this task, the working environment will be described, with a particular focus on locations, components, and materials subject to multiple load types and multi-degradation mechanisms.

Deliverable 1.2

Critical components list and description. Definition of critical components / subsystems based on User Cases. Multi-degradation mechanisms (e.g.: combined corrosion, wear, friction and bending) can be a major cause of unexpected failure in harsh offshore sites, being responsible for low efficiency and low life expectancy. The user cases will provide an overview of the subsystems that can be exposed to multi-degradation.

Deliverable 2.1

Interviews and Survey report. Relevant experiences and State-of-the-Art technical solutions from Norwegian Offshore O&G industry. Obtain overview of the emerging multi-degradation test results from O&G applications. Compare these test results with collected survey data of empirical service life. This being basis for practical introduction for efficient qualification test criteria using Tribocorrosion and Multi-degradation methodology of new sustainable material selections for harsh operation and critical ORE applications.

Deliverable 2.2

Workshops, presentations and reports. Identify experience transfer, new requirements, materials and educate in using the new MORE qualification testing methodises. Offshore O&G industry is well known for having developed cutting edge materials and solutions for harsh conditions. In this task new guidelines for testing and materials will be proposed for the subcomponents of the wave energy conversion systems. The main project will then be able to highlight adaptations that should be made in these guidelines to adapt different material categories with distinctive properties. The project partners will contribute with operational experience and lifetime knowledge as well as manufacturing methods of existing materials and assessment of potentially new / cost-effective materials and manufacturing methods.

Deliverable 3.1

Definition of sample requirements -physical parameters for testing in the Lab Scale Rig.

Lab scale multi-degradation test rig will be built at NTNU aiming at providing lab results in a much quicker and easier way than the pilot scale rig. This will allow simplifying the pilot tests and targeting the most needed testing parameters in a more efficient and sustainable manner. The lab scale testing will be the basis for ranking testing parameters and going deeper in the understanding of the basic degradation mechanisms of the proposed coatings and materials. Detailed single-degradation tribological, multidegradation and tribocorrosion studies will be carried out on coatings/materials to form fundamental knowledge on degradation mechanisms.

A clear route of testing will be developed for the whole span of procedure for testing critical components and subsystems. Lab scale testing shall cover a fast and easy loop for iteration at early levels of materials and component development. Definitions of go/no-go decisions will be proposed when moving on to pilotscale testing, as well as specification on how to scale-up samples.

Deliverable 5.1

Report summarizing the critical testing parameters.

Test procedures, data collection and test results from WP3 and WP4 will be collected and critically revised. The lab results both at micro and macro scale will be benchmarked with field data available from different market sectors where Tribocorrosionfatigue is the main failure cause of components. Based on the collected information a testing protocol will be selected and the testing details defined.

Deliverable 5.2

The Guidelines/Recommended Practices are published

The Guidelines or Recommended Practice will be published (in form or paper or report) to facilitate both end users and suppliers of the equipment to select the best coating for tribo-corrosion-fatigue offshore applications. The final document will be approved by the industrial partners before publishing and it will also consider relevant ASTM and ISO standards that might be relevant to the corrosion, tribology and fatigue testing.
Evaluation of the impact of the new methodology accelerate development of WEC technologies and helo in avoiding unplanned maintenance etc.

Deliverable 6.2

Communications plan

This task will create a plan for promoting the project through media, marketing and digital communications activity, to ensure a high profile for the project and support exchange of knowledge more widely. Since a key aim of this project is to draw in expertise and materials from a range of industries, that could be transferable to the wave energy sector it will be important to promote the project to a wide range of sectors through media, online and events. This plan will detail media and marketing engagement activity, set out the digital communication tools to be used for each area of the project, social media channels, setting up file and calendar sharing, and digital conferencing tools. The plan will set targets, deliverable and a timeline of activity.

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