Marine Project Testing

Biomechanical Horse Hoof

Motor Controller Schematic

Motor Controller Schematic


RivGen™ Commercial Scale Tidal Turbine Performance Testing

ORPC’s commercial scale river turbine (RivGen™) is tested in Cobscook Bay before being transported to a remote community in Alaska. RBC was contracted by ORPC to develop the data acquisition and control systems used on the Energy Tide 2 (ET2) … Continue reading

Biomechanical Horse Hoof

RBC was contracted by Biologically Applied Engineering to help commercialize the biomechanical horse hoof prototype developed by Dr. Michael “Mick” Peterson. The device is used to determine the dynamic response of the racetrack, subject to a simulated horse hoof impact. … Continue reading

Tissue Product Line Improvement

RBC is contracted to retrofit tissue mills in North America with new equipment. RBC provides design and engineering services for tissue machine rebuilds, and oversees the installation of the equipment on-site.

Tissue Converting

RBC works closely with Alexander’s Welding and Machine (AWM) to provide design services to support tissue converting in paper mills across North America. Typical projects include backstands, rewinder rebuilds and retrofits, conveyors, strongbacks, and walkways and rails meeting OSHA standards. … Continue reading

Offshore Wind Turbine Scale Modeling

RBC was contracted by Maine Maritime Academy to develop a data acquisition and controls system for the performance testing of a 1/100 scale model floating offshore wind turbine. The test program was developed jointly by MMA and the UMaine Advanced … Continue reading

Marine Hydrokinetics Scale Model Testing

RBC was contracted by Maine Maritime Academy and the Tidal Energy Device Evaluation Center to develop a “universal” data acquisition and controls package for the performance testing of Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) scale models, up to 1 kW (confirm with Xenus … Continue reading

OCGen™ Mooring Line Tow-Tank Testing

  The ORPC OCGenℒ power system is positively buoyant and held in-place by a mooring system. RBC was contracted by ORPC to develop a tow-tank test program of an OCGenℒ scale model to evaluate mooring configurations, required buoyancy, line tension, … Continue reading

TidGen™ Bottom Support Frame Design

The ORPC TidGen™ Turbine Generator Unit (TGU) is supported by a 40 ton steel structure that is fixed to the sea floor with a pile foundation. RBC was contracted by ORPC to design and engineer the bottom support frame structure … Continue reading