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MARKET OPPORTUNITIES


Grant funding available for


SECTION SPONSOR


renewable energy companies


Pera Technology is one of Europe’s leading New Product Development contractors, boasting a 65 year history of helping small, medium and large companies grow and compete more effectively in global markets.


EXPERIENCE


The company’s wealth of experience and knowledge of the renewable energy industry is reflected in their high success rate of related funded projects. Some of the existing European funded projects include; condition monitoring, renewable electricity generation and a novel approach for wind turbine blade design and manufacture.


CURRENT PROJECT


One of their current projects is Monitur, which set out to enhance the maintenance cycle associated with wind turbines. With wind turbines having increased in capacity, there has been a move away from reactive maintenance (carrying out maintenance only when a failure occurs) towards preventive maintenance.


Many


operators rely on periodic inspection


for condition assessment based on empirical and subjective measures. The disadvantage of periodic inspection is the need for scheduled down time and that the condition between checks remains unknown. Metal/composite joints, creep fatigue and corrosion fatigue combined with the unpredictable nature of wind loads make it difficult to predict component life at the design stage.


SOLUTION


Monitur addressed this problem by the successful development of new technologies which are able to implement on-line vibration damage diagnosis. It also allows for root cause analysis techniques while providing on-going real-time prognosis of future fatigue damage and predictive maintenance. This technology can be applied or retrofitted to a wide range of rotating turbo machinery.


SUCCESSFUL GRANT FUNDING With experience in securing both UK and European grant funding for clients New Product Development, as well as offering a comprehensive range of in-house technology competences and commercial experience, Pera Technology is well placed to assist manufacturing companies of all sizes.


With a dedicated presence in the East of England Pera Technology is well positioned to guide companies through what can be a daunting maze of grant funding options.


Having witnessed the transformation of ideas through to full scale working prototypes for various funded projects the company is well placed to advise on what would make for an impactful proposal, which could help companies secure up to €2.5 million in grant funding.


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