Marine energy - Wave, tidal and other water current converters - Part 1: Vocabulary

IEC TS 62600-1:2020 defines the terms relevant to ocean and marine renewable energy. For the purposes of this Technical Specification, sources of ocean and marine renewable energy are taken to include wave, tidal current, and other water current energy converters. This Technical Specification is intended to provide uniform terminology to facilitate communication between organizations and individuals in the marine renewable energy industry and those who interact with them.
This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2011, and its Amendment 1, published in 2019. This edition includes the following significant technical changes from the previous edition:
- Approximately 45 % of the original terms which were either not in use, used only in a glossary sense, or which are commonly understood and found in other references were removed.
- Thirteen (13) terms considered more general than tidal were moved up from IEC TS 62600-200 and added.
- Eight (8) terms that were added in Amendment 1 to IEC TS 62600-1 were incorporated alphabetically.
- Six (6) additional new terms were added.

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 3

INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 6

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................... 6

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 17

Figure 1 – Six degrees of freedom – Floating device ............................................................... 8

Figure 2 – Six degrees of freedom – Submerged device ......................................................... 8

Figure 3 – Equivalent diameter calculations for various projected capture areas ................... 10

Figure 4 – Principal flow direction ......................................................................................... 13

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MARINE ENERGY – WAVE, TIDAL AND OTHER
WATER CURRENT CONVERTERS –
Part 1: Vocabulary
FOREWORD

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This 2 edition cancels and replaces the 1 edition published in 2011, and its Amendment 1,

published in 2019. This edition constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes from the previous edition:

a) Approximately 45 % of the original terms which were either not in use, used only in a

glossary sense, or which are commonly understood and found in other references were

removed.

b) Thirteen (13) terms considered more general than tidal were moved up from IEC TS

62600-200 and added.

c) Eight (8) terms that were added in Amendment 1 to IEC TS 62600-1 were incorporated

alphabetically.
d) Six (6) additional new terms were added.
The text of this Technical Specification is based on the following documents:
Draft TS Report on voting
114/330/DTS 114/342/RVDTS

Full information on the voting for the approval of this Technical Specification can be found in

the report on voting indicated in the above table.

This document has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

A list of all parts in the IEC 62600 series, published under the general title Marine energy –

Wave, tidal and other water current converters, can be found on the IEC website.

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IEC TS 62600-1:2020 © IEC 2020 – 5 –
INTRODUCTION

This Technical Specification has been developed as a tool for the international marine energy

community, to assist in creating clarity and understanding. The wave, tidal and water current

energy industry has recently experienced a period of rapid growth and sector development.

With this expansion, it became apparent that a document defining the terms used within the

sector was required. The aim of this document is to present clear and consistent language

that will aid the development of programs, projects, and future standards.

This document lists the terms that the marine energy industry uses. It is an evolving document

that will change as new terms and symbols are added. The terminologies herein have been

harmonized with IEC 60050 and other IEC documents as far as possible. The document does

not constitute a full glossary of terms used in the marine energy community.
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MARINE ENERGY – WAVE, TIDAL AND OTHER
WATER CURRENT CONVERTERS –
Part 1: Vocabulary
1 Scope

This part of IEC 62600 defines the terms relevant to marine energy. For the purposes of this

document, sources of ocean and marine renewable energy are taken to include primarily

devices that convert wave, tidal and other water current energy into electrical energy,

although other conversion methods, systems and products are included.

Terms relating to conventional dam and tidal barrage, offshore wind, marine biomass, and

salinity gradient energy conversion are not included in the scope of this document.

This document is intended to provide uniform terminology to facilitate communication between

organizations and individuals in the marine energy industry and those who interact with them.

2 Normative references
There are no normative references in this document.
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following

addresses:
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• ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
annual energy production

estimate of the total energy production of a device during a one-year period obtained by

applying the device’s power performance characteristics to a relevant energy resource

characterization, assuming 100 % availability

Note 1 to entry: Actual annual energy production is unlikely to exceed this estimate.

[SOURCE: IEC 60050-415:1999, 415-05-09, modified – The definition has been revised to be

generic by replacing "wind turbine generator system" by "device", and by replacing "the power

curve to different reference wind speed frequency distributions at hub height" by "the device’s

power performance characteristics to a relevant energy resource characterization". For clarity,

"obtained" has been added before "by applying". Note 1 to entry has been added.]
3.2
array
one or more groups of marine energy converters

Note 1 to entry: Array spacing is dictated by hydrodynamic considerations and can be very closely packed so as

to constitute a single platform or an arrangement of identical devices.
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3.3
availability,
See IEV 192-01-23
3.4
capture width
capture length

power captured by the wave energy converter divided by the

wave power of the incident wave field
3.5
current energy converter
CEC

device that converts energy from water currents to electricity or other useful forms of energy

3.6
cut-in water speed
cut-in water velocity

water speed above which there is power production

Note 1 to entry: The term "cut-in water velocity" is sometimes used in industry, although the concept is in fact a

speed.
3.7
cut-out water speed
cut-out water velocity

water speed above which there is no power production

Note 1 to entry: The term "cut-in water velocity" is sometimes used in industry, although the concept is in fact a

speed.
3.8
degrees of freedom, pl

independent displacements and/or rotations that specify the orientation of a body or system

Note 1 to entry: A marine body ca
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