Hybrid power supply system model for offshore floating platforms

This article consists of research results regarding the use of energy profiles, as a tool for the configuration of offshore floating platforms’ hybrid power supply system. Given solution supports renewables, as a platform’s exploitation economy improvement. As a main current source in the proposed system, a fuel cell with high energy density to mass ratio (Wh/kg) is provided; however, it has disadvantages regarding its dynamic response during the load changes. The proposed solution minimises the disadvantages of the fuel cell by designing a hybrid system consisting few energy sources and storages with a logic system to control its elements. In order to optimise the hybrid system’s configurations the author’s concept has been applied. This concept models the set of energetic and dynamic characteristics called the energy profile in the considered floating platform’s electric loads. Use of energy profiles in the system’s configuration process allows minimisation of its size with constant power availability in all the floating platform’s exploitation states.


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  • Accession Number: 01670729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 2018 3:01PM