Islay LIMPET Project Monitoring Data ReportEntry ID: OWC_ENERGY5
Abstract: This is the final report of a 24 month research and development project into
the LIMPET Shoreline OWC wave energy device. The project has focused on a range
of technical issues, some of which are particular to the LIMPET design and
others that have general significance for Shoreline OWCs. The objectives of the
project were as follows:
Task 1 Derive and validate new sea state spectra.
Task 2 New ... Model tests of Current LIMPET
Task 3 Standardise Evaluation Procedure
Task 4 Pressure Relief Model tests
Task 5 Visual Investigation of Collector Flow Characteristics
Task 6 Investigate Model Loads
Task 7 Conceptual Evaluation of New Device
Task 8 Installation of Power Dumping Equipment.
Task 9 Develop Additional Control Strategies
Task 10 Installation of the Blow Off Valve
Task 11 Structural Load Measurement at the Full Scale
Task 12 Project Management and Reporting
Task 13 Fitment of Acoustic Attenuation
Task 14 Removal of Rock from Gully
Task 15 Fitment of Variable Orifice to the Second Turbine Outlet
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. T. Heath, Wavegen
Dataset Title: Islay LIMPET Project Monitoring Data Report
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Publisher: Crown Copyright
Start Date: 1998-01-01Stop Date: 2000-12-31
ISO Topic Category
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-11-20