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News Article | May 22, 2017
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Regulatory updates and key industry feedback from leading IVD manufacturers within the complex and ever-changing landscape. London, United Kingdom, May 22, 2017 --( Nations confirmed to attend include Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands United Kingdom, UAE & USA. A snapshot of organisations confirmed to join include: Arkray Inc, Berlin Heart A G, BSI, Cytocell Ltd, Dekra, GS1, Immucor, IQ Products, Lifescan (J&J), LNE/G-MED, LRQA, Meridian Bioscience, MET, MHRA, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Procorre, Qarad Bvba, Qserve Consultancy, SPD Ltd., Tuv Rheinland, TUV SUD AB, UL International and more. View 2017 Attendee List The agenda will address questions such as: How can IVD manufacturers prepare for the new IVD regulation? How the change in classifications will impact the industry. What are the best strategies and approaches to meeting the requirements for clinical evidence? For those looking to attend there is currently a £100 early bird saving available online. Further information including a detailed agenda and full speaker line-up is available at http://www.in-vitro-diagnostics.co.uk/ein *Source: https://www.visiongain.com/Report/1750/Medical-Devices-Leader-Series-Top-In-Vitro-Diagnostics-(IVD)-Companies-2017-2027 Contact Information: For all media inquiries contact Pavan Solanki on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6048 / Email: psolanki@smi-online.co.uk About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk London, United Kingdom, May 22, 2017 --( PR.com )-- With just 3 weeks to go, SMi Group have released an attendee list featuring a global audience of regulatory bodies, scientists, medical device experts and industry leaders for In Vitro Diagnostics 2017, set to take place in Central London this June. The international gathering emphasises a growing IVD market which is expected to reach $122.9bn by 2017. *Nations confirmed to attend include Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands United Kingdom, UAE & USA.A snapshot of organisations confirmed to join include:Arkray Inc, Berlin Heart A G, BSI, Cytocell Ltd, Dekra, GS1, Immucor, IQ Products, Lifescan (J&J), LNE/G-MED, LRQA, Meridian Bioscience, MET, MHRA, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Procorre, Qarad Bvba, Qserve Consultancy, SPD Ltd., Tuv Rheinland, TUV SUD AB, UL International and more.View 2017 Attendee ListThe agenda will address questions such as:How can IVD manufacturers prepare for the new IVD regulation?How the change in classifications will impact the industry.What are the best strategies and approaches to meeting the requirements for clinical evidence?For those looking to attend there is currently a £100 early bird saving available online.Further information including a detailed agenda and full speaker line-up is available at http://www.in-vitro-diagnostics.co.uk/ein*Source: https://www.visiongain.com/Report/1750/Medical-Devices-Leader-Series-Top-In-Vitro-Diagnostics-(IVD)-Companies-2017-2027Contact Information:For all media inquiries contact Pavan Solanki on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6048 / Email: psolanki@smi-online.co.ukAbout SMi Group:Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SMi Group


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: LCE-07-2016-2017 | Award Amount: 4.93M | Year: 2016

Current practice in wind turbines operation is that every turbine has its own controller that optimizes its own performance in terms of energy capture and loading. This way of operating wind farms means that each wind turbine operates based only on the available information on its own measurements. This gets the wind farm to operate in a non-optimum way, since wind turbines are not operating as players of a major system. The major reasons for this non-optimum approach of wind farms operation are based on the lack of knowledge and tools which can model the dynamics of the flow inside the wind farm, how wind turbines modifies this flow, and how the wind turbines are affected by the perturbed flow. In addition, this lack of tools deals to also a lack of advanced control solutions, because there are not any available tool which can help on developing and testing virtually advanced control concepts for wind farms. CL-WINDCON will bring up with new innovative solutions based on wind farm open and closed loop advanced control algorithms which will enable to treat the entire wind farm as a unique integrated optimization problem. This will be possible thanks to the development of appropriate dynamic tools for wind farm simulation, at a reasonable computing effort. These tools for wind farm dynamic modelling of wind farm models will be fully open source at the end of the project, while control algorithms will be extensively validated simulations, in wind tunnel tests. Some open loop validations will be performed at wind farm level tests. Proposed control algorithms, useful for future but also for already existing wind farms. Then these will improve the LCOE, as well as the O&M costs will decrease, and improves in terms of reliability the wind turbine and wind farm. These performance improvements will be evaluated for both, wind turbine operation and wind farm operation.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: LCE-03-2015 | Award Amount: 17.11M | Year: 2016

In ELICAN, a strong team of complementary European companies with worldwide leading presence in the Wind Energy industry join forces to provide the market with a disruptive high-capacity and cost-reducing integrated substructure system for deep offshore wind energy. The technology is exceptionally fitted to meet the technical and logistical challenges of the sector as it moves into deeper locations with larger turbines, while allowing for drastic cost reduction. This project will design, build, certify and fully demonstrate in operative environment a deep water substructure prototype supporting Adwens 5MW offshore wind turbine, the be installed in the Southeast coast of Las Palmas (Canary Islands). It will become the first bottom-fixed offshore wind turbine in all of Southern Europe and the first one worldwide to be installed with no need of heavy-lift vessels. The revolutionary substructure consists in an integrated self-installing precast concrete telescopic tower and foundation that will allow for crane-free offshore installation of the complete substructure and wind turbine, thus overcoming the constraints imposed by the dependence on heavy-lift vessels. It will allow for a full inshore preassembly of the complete system, which is key to generate a highly industrialized low-cost manufacturing process with fast production rates and optimized risk control. The main benefits to be provided by this ground-breaking technology are: Significant cost reduction (>35%) compared with current solutions. Direct scalability in terms of turbine size, water depth, infrastructure and installation means. Complete independence of heavy-lift vessels Excellently suited for fast industrialized construction. Robust and durable concrete substructure for reduced OPEX costs and improved asset integrity. Suitable for most soil conditions, including rocky seabeds. Enhanced environmental friendliness regarding both impact on sea life and carbon footprint.


Jaeckel B.,UL International GmbH | Cosic M.,UL International GmbH | Arp J.,PV Laboratory Germany GmbH
Israel Journal of Chemistry | Year: 2015

Recent research demonstrates several failure modes of photovoltaic modules operating under high electric potentials. In crystalline-silicon modules, the predominant failure mode is potential-induced degradation (PID), causing dramatic power losses in systems under high voltage and critical polarity. Environmental conditions highly influence the degradation behavior. The ability to reproduce field observation in the laboratory is challenging and not all stressors can be checked simultaneously. PID and its root cause are not fully understood, but we know several mechanisms are working simultaneously and at varying rates. The main mechanisms are degradation, characterized by ion diffusion and cell shunting, and recovery, driven by temperature, voltage, and potential. Most studies have focused on simulating module degradation using a constant set of parameters. However, field exposure to high voltage is variable, measured by the hour. In 2012, Nagel presented a module stability test with varying environmental conditions, notably temperature. To investigate PID remedies, this research develops a testing procedure that reproduces field observations while understanding that some modules do not degrade in real PV installations under high potentials. Conductive foil is applied to the front side of the module and voltage cycling is introduced to examine potential-induced degradation and potential-induced recovery behavior. The relationship between the two defines a PID stability criterion. Results show general PID sensitivity and suitable remedies for PID affected systems. PID recovery and protection solutions include applying recovery potential at night, and potential shifting, which regulates potential for the module string. This paper explores possible degradation mechanisms, recovery of module output power and PID stability criteria. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.


Jaeckel B.,UL International GmbH | Cosic M.,UL International GmbH | Arp J.,PV Laboratory Germany GmbH
2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 | Year: 2014

In recent years several failure modes of PV modules operated under high potentials were observed. Most dominant today is the degradation mechanism called "potential induced degradation (PID) " of crystalline PV modules [1]. This shunting mechanism of c-Si solar cells can cause dramatic power losses in not grounded installations operated at higher system voltages. For thin film PV modules a phenomenon called TCO corrosion [2] was mainly discussed but other mechanisms exist [3]. Each failure mode might require different environmental conditions to be observable in the field and also to be reproducible in the laboratory by an accelerated test setup. Herein the focus is only on one particular failure mode of c-Si modules, usually called PID. Most studies in the past only focused on finding best methods to degrade modules [4]. But what occurs on the field could be different from currently used methods in laboratories to simulate PID and therefore may need a different approach to prove the real stability of PV modules against the PID effect. Therefore we propose a new test sequence, called CV-PID, which not only investigates the degradation rate but also the recovery rate and by that define new stability criteria. Nagel et al [7] presented a similar approach in 2012 but did not introduce a cyclic voltage application that is expected to occur in the field. This proposed test sequence can also be used to determine appropriate countermeasure if an installation already shows PID. Those countermeasures for example could be simple voltage boxes that apply a certain recovery potential during the night or potential shifting systems, always keeping the module string at a safe potential. Depending on degradation/recovery rates and therefor the ratio of recovery to degradation (DR), one or the other countermeasure is more effective and more sustainable in the long term. Testing of the PV Modules is done by applying a conductive foil to the front side of the module as a front side electrode. Voltage cycling is introduced to examine the degradation and regeneration/recovery behavior of the used PV modules. The paper gives a detailed overview of possible degradation mechanisms [13] and looks into the recovery of modules output power. Different degradation scenarios are explained and data is presented. © 2014 IEEE.

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