WS8: Reliability

Work within Phase 1 established, from industry sources, an initial database of details of component parts of marine energy converters that affect reliability and developed methodologies for the reliability analysis of generic marine energy converters. There is a lack of verified failure rate data for many of the critical components that will persist until more devices have been deployed and appropriate data published. The limited or non-existent data sets create uncertainty in prediction of the reliability of marine energy converters and equitable assessment of their economic performance.