Benchmarking parameters for remote electrochemical corrosion detection and monitoring of offshore wind turbine structures
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This paper discusses the rationale and challenges around the iWindCr WSN design, particularly in the development of a miniaturised system and in relation to the provision of power and power consumption. The later has led to the selection and the integration of the electrochemical analysis techniques, namely Open Circuit Potential (OCP) and Zero Resistance Ammeter (ZRA) on the sensor interface system. The verification of these techniques for the corrosion detection sensor has resulted in a database consisting of the corrosion parameter outputs or threshold values of metals specific to offshore wind turbine structures, in this case tower, foundation and nacelle (gearbox). The database provides end users with the benchmark that can be used to detect physical changes during the course of corrosion or passive film damage. These parameters are incorporated in the user interface data analytics software, enabling the quantification of corrosion or film damage.
|Number of pages||20|
|Early online date||10 Mar 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Apr 2019|
Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ahuir‐Torres, JI, Bausch, N, Farrar, A, et al. Benchmarking parameters for remote electrochemical corrosion detection and monitoring of offshore wind turbine structures. Wind Energy. 2019, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/we.2324. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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