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Review and improvement of testing Standards for Refractory products

Objective

Refractories are materials essential for all highly industrialised processes which are performed at elevated temperatures e. g. iron- and steelmaking, cement production, glass, ceramics, nonferrous metals, power production and waste incineration Refractories have high economical importance and serve a key function for the industry in Europe. In Europe, most of refractory manufactur are SMEs.

The technical suitability of refractory products is warranted through physical, chemical and technological materials properties, laid down in data sheets. For the purpose of obtaining those technical specifications, testing methods are described in national and international standardisation systems, like DIN, CEN or ISO.

Progressively, the established standard testing methods no longer fulfil the increasing requirements of the refractory market. This project is a response to the need for a systematic investigation of the accuracy, precision and reproducibility of the current EN testing standards for refractories with the aim to enhance their relevance, especially to the specific needs of SMEs.

The central objective of this project is to increase the competitiveness of the European SME refractory producers. This will be archived by generating up-to-date EN testing standards as a save guidance for the producers. An extensive investigation of the current EN testing methods, designs of experiments and interlaboratory tests, more specifically collaborative tests, involving the major European refractory testing laboratories will be the key approach to attain this objective. For a successful review of the EN testing standards and an effective dissemination of the results, a strong and broad-based cooperation between transnational partners is planned. For this purpose, the European SME-AG for the refractory industry is involved and brings together the most active European testing laboratories and SMEs to conduct a large scale and in-depth study of EN testing standards.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings
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Coordinator

ECREF EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR REFRACTORIES GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Address
Rheinstrasse 60A
56203 Hohr Grenzhausen
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 276 866
Administrative Contact
Erwan Brochen (Dr.)

Participants (12)

CERAME-UNIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 839 967
Address
Rue De La Montagne 17
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Renaud Batier (Mr.)
FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT FEUERFEST EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 31 955,20
Address
Rheinstrasse 58
56203 Hohr Grenzhausen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christian Dannert (Dr.)
FUNDACION ITMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 10 960
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias
33428 Llanera
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Camporro Martín (Mrs.)
ICAR TECHNIQUES ET RECHERCHES MATERIAUX REFRACTAIRES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 11 020
Address
Rue Lavoisier 4
54300 Moncel Les Luneville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Corine Socchi (Mrs.)
Instytut Szkła, Ceramiki, Materiałów Ogniotrwałych i Budowlanych/ The Institute of Glass, Ceramics, Refractory and Construction Materials
Poland
EU contribution
€ 10 240
Address
Postępu 9
02-676 Warszawa/ Warsaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mirosława Zakrzewska-Janik (Mrs.)
CENTRE DE RECHERCHES DE L'INDUSTRIEBELGE DE LA CERAMIQUE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 11 128
Address
Avenue Gouverneur Cornez 4
7000 Mons
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Véronique Huart (Ms.)
LUCIDEON LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 12 999
Address
Queens Road Penkhull
ST4 7LQ Stoke On Trent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stuart Maclachlan (Mr.)
RHI
Austria
EU contribution
€ 3 690
Address
Wienerbergstrasse 9
1100 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Urbanek (Mr.)
CALDERYS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 3 690
Address
Route De Troyes
51120 Sezanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cécile Jandot (Mrs.)
ETABLISSEMENTS HAASSER PRODUITS REFRACTAIRES SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 31 740
Address
Rue De Rountzenheim 36
67620 Soufflenheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Boehm (Mr.)
REFRACTARIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 31 740
Address
Buenavista 13
33187 El Berron Siero Asturias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan José Meliá (Mr.)
COMITE EUROPEEN DE NORMALISATION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Science 23
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bertrand Pigneur (Mr.)