Pieter Jan Jordaens
offshore

Is your business involved in the offshore energy industry or do you want to discover the options of developing innovative products and services for your company? The New Innovative Business network (IBN) for offshore energy will provide the support you need to develop your offshore wind, wave and tidal power innovation project. Sirris takes the lead.

Pieter Jan Jordaens
extreme weather, climate chamber

Just like people and animals machines have to be protected against (excessively) low temperatures. Vehicles, in particular, suffer a lot from the cold. A solution which strongly reduces the emission and fuel cost, wear and maintenance costs and increases the driver comfort was recently presented.

Pieter Jan Jordaens
Bastiaan Reymer
climatic test chamber, cold climate, testing

Sirris uses its large climatic test chamber for research, test and validation projects of different electro-mechanical systems that need to work in harsh and extreme climatic environments. Next to testing under extremely low temperatures it is now possible to carry out tests in icy conditions, as ice build-up often forms a serious problem in cold climates.

Pieter Jan Jordaens
offshore windenergie, IoT, Big Data, Industrie 4.0, digitalisering, ICT

This session, which takes place on 20 April at Greenbridge Oostende, about digitalisation in the offshore wind energy sector will join players from the ICT industry - more specifically internet-of-things, IoT - and offshore energy players to reveal their mutual synergies. OWI-Lab and some project partners will also be present to contribute in function of the VIS-OWOME project.

Pieter Jan Jordaens
Peter Paulissen

That drones can also be useful in companies has been proven by tank storage company Vopak and Think 3D - experts in 3D scanning. These companies used drones in industrial applications such as inspecting gas storage tanks and scanning industrial installations. And these aren't the only sectors where drones have great potential. In the field of renewables, such as onshore and offshore wind energy, the interest in using drones and UAVs is growing too.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

In the first half year of 2016, a climatic test program was conducted on a Siemens 15 MVA transformer in OWI-Lab’s large climatic test chamber.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Thanks to the Baby Bottle Reborn project, disposable baby feeding bottles are being sorted and recycled into new raw materials instead of ending up as residual waste. Sirris also took part in this project, which is now, due to its success, being extended to other hospitals.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

Large components for wind turbines or aircraft for example are often expensive to produce because of their uniqueness. Increasingly larger components can be achieved with additive manufacturing, to which extra functionality can also be added. Prototyping and production are therefore simpler and cheaper.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

By testing prototypes of different versions in the climate chamber, global player in the wind industry, CG Power Systems, can bring new models to market more quickly, safe in the knowledge that they will perform in extreme conditions.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

Just before summer, XANT - a Belgian company producing mid-sized wind turbines - performed low temperature tests on its XANT M-21, a 100 kW machine, to ensure safe and reliable operations in areas where temperature can drop as low as -40 °C.