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On-line early damage diagnosis, prognosis and root cause analysis for Industrial multi-stage gearboxes used in the water industry

Objective

The balance between water demand and availability has reached a critical level in many areas of Europe, according to the European Environment Agency and it is expected that the situation will be exacerbated in future by climate and social change.

The UN Environment Programme reports that trends indicate a 40% rise in average water consumption by Europeans over the next 20 years, while EC statistics show that total freshwater resources are at relatively low levels (below 3,000m³ per capita) in the six largest Member States (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Poland and the UK), as well as in Belgium, Denmark and the Czech Republic.

It is clear that the treatment of wastewater has a key and growing role to play in addressing this problem and will require an increase in the number of water treatment facilities available.

European wastewater treatment plants delivering high-quality clean water from sewage face a number of unresolved problems related to gearbox operation. Because most gearboxes operate in outdoor conditions, they are one of the most vulnerable units at treatment plants. The following conditions can lead to extensive gearbox damage/failure:

• The probabilistic nature of gearbox loads and essential load variation during gearbox operation.
• High levels of humidity increases the possibility of water ingress into lubricant oil of the gearbox.
• High temperature variations.
• Most gearboxes operate in non-stationary start/stop conditions.

The lndGEAR project — through our consortium of SMEs, research and development partners, and major water industry end users — aims to introduce the radically novel triple technology for damage diagnosis, damage prognosis, and root cause analysis through radically novel signal processing of gear vibrations.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

MIKROSAY YAZILIM VE ELEKTRONIK ENERJI SANAYI TICARET AS
Address
Cevizli Mahallesi Tansel Caddesi 18
34846 Maltepe
Turkey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 237 439,85
Administrative Contact
Hasan Terzioglu (Mr.)

Participants (9)

Bierens Machinefabrieken B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 201 634,05
Address
Ringbaan Noord 189
5046 AB Tilburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne-Mart Agerbeek (Mrs.)
FABRYKA MASZYN LUKA SP Z.O.O.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 192 560,85
Address
Ul. Marii Rodziewiczowny 7
04-187 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michal Krawczyk (Dr.)
TECNITEST INGENIEROS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 849,50
Address
Calle Ciudad De Frias 1-Nave 4
28021 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diego Flórez (Mr.)
I & T NARDONI INSTITUTE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 230 417,10
Address
Via Della Cascina Pontevica 21
25010 Brescia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Nardoni (Dr.)
ERIKS INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 17 464,80
Address
Amber Way
B62 8WG Halesowen West Midlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Manning-Ohren (Mr.)
NORTHUMBRIAN WATER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 19 170
Address
Abbey Road Northumbria House
DH1 5FJ Pity Me Durham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christopher Jones (Mr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 10 176
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Len Gelman (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 6 060
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Capra (Prof.)
THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 17 484
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Morris (Mr.)