PD IEC/TS 62600-2:2016 - Marine energy. Wave, tidal and other water current converters. Design requirements for marine energy systems

PD IEC/TS 62600-2:2016

Marine energy. Wave, tidal and other water current converters. Design requirements for marine energy systems

Status : Current   Published : August 2016



1.1 General

This part of IEC 62600 provides the essential design requirements to ensure the engineering integrity of wave, tidal and other water current energy converters, referred to as marine energy converters (MECs), for a specified design life. Its purpose is to provide an appropriate level of protection against damage from all hazards that may lead to failure of the primary structure, defined as the collective system comprising the structural elements, foundation, mooring and anchors, piles, and device buoyancy designed to resist global loads.

This document includes requirements for subsystems of MECs such as control and protection mechanisms, internal electrical systems, mechanical systems and mooring systems as they pertain to the structural viability of the device under site-specific external environmental conditions. This document applies to wave, tidal and other water current converters and to structures that are either floating or fixed to the seafloor or shore. This document applies to structures that are unmanned during operational periods.

This document addresses site-specific conditions, safety factors for critical structures and structural interfaces, external load cases (including extreme load magnitude, duration, and frequency), failure probability and failure consequences for critical structures and structural interfaces (overall risk assessment), and failsafe design practices (demonstration of adequate redundancy). The effect of subsystem failure on the primary structure is also addressed.

This document does not address the effects of MECs on the physical or biological environment (unless noted by exception). This document is used in conjunction with the appropriate IEC and ISO standards, as well as regional regulations that have jurisdiction over the installation site.

1.2 Applications

This document is applicable to MEC systems designed to operate from ocean, tidal and river current energy sources, but not systems associated with hydroelectric impoundments or barrages. This document is also applicable to wave energy converters. It is not applicable to ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) systems or salinity gradient systems.

Although important to the overall objectives of the IEC 62600 series, this document does not address all aspects of the engineering process that are taken into account during the full system design of MEC systems. Specifically, this document does not address energy production, performance efficiency, environmental impacts, electric generation and transmission, ergonomics, or power quality.

This document, to the extent possible, adapts the principles of existing applicable standards already in use throughout the marine industry (structure, moorings, anchors, corrosion protection, etc.) and by reference, defers to the appropriate international documents. This document adheres to a Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) approach and the principles of limit state design as described in ISO 2394.

MECs designed to convert hydrokinetic energy from significant hydrodynamic forces into other forms of usable energy, such as electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic may be different from other types of marine structures. Many MECs are designed to operate in resonance or conditions close to resonance. Furthermore, MECs are hybrids between machines and marine structures. The control forces imposed by the power takeoff (PTO) and possible forces from faults in the operation of the PTO distinguish MECs from other marine structures.

The goal of this document is to adequately address relevant design considerations for MECs that have progressed to an advanced prototype design stage or beyond. This refers to technology concepts that have been proven either through analysis, open water test data, scale model testing in tanks or dry land test facilities, and that are ready for commercialization. It is anticipated that this document will be used in certification schemes for design conformity.

Standard NumberPD IEC/TS 62600-2:2016
TitleMarine energy. Wave, tidal and other water current converters. Design requirements for marine energy systems
Publication Date31 August 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60812, ISO 12473:2017, ISO 19903:2019, ISO 2394, BS EN ISO 19903:2019, IEC 61643-11, ISO 19900, ISO 14125, ISO 19902:2007, ISO 14126, ISO 19901-4, EN 13173, ISO 14130, ISO 14129, IEC TS 62600-10, ISO 13003, EN 12495, IEC TS 62600-1, ISO 15024, ISO 527-1, IEC 62305-3, IEC 61400-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 9000, DNV-RP-H103, ISO 13003:2003, DNV-RP-C205, ISO 10418:2003, DNV-OS-J101, IEC 60092-301, ISO 19901-2:2004, ISO 11403-3:2014, IEC 60721-2-1:2013, BS EN 1992-1:2004, ISO 11403-2:2012, ISO 1052:1982, ISO 14125:1998, IEC 60204, ISO 19901-7:2013, ISO 6934, IEC TS 62600-201, IEC 61508, ISO 9001, ISO 14126:1999, ISO 6935, DNV-OS-E301, ISO 12944, API RP 2A, ISO 11403-1:2014, ISO 19904-1:2006, IEC 61400-3:2009, ISO 22965-1:2007, EN 1998-1, ISO 19901-3:2014, API RP 2SK, ISO 14688-1:2002, ISO 1940-1, DNV-RP-F205, ISO 13373-1:2002, ISO 11303:2002, DNV-OS-C301, ISO 19499, ISO 19906:2019, ISO 11306:1998, ISO 19905-1:2016, BS 6744:2001, ISO 19901-1:2015, ISO 13373-2:2016, ISO 19901-5:2016, BS EN ISO 19906:2019, EN 12696:2000
International RelationshipsIEC TS 62600-2:2016
DescriptorsTurbines, Impulse turbines, Pitting corrosion, Water turbines, Maintenance, Damage, Storage, Duration, Symbols
ISBN978 0 580 87529 8
File Size3.05 MB

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