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Development of novel Non Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques and autonomous robots to be deployed by Remote Operating Vehicles for the sub-sea inspection of offshore structure welds - DEMOnstration

Objective

The SubCTest Demo project, a continuation of the FP7 R4S SubCTest project, has the objective to successfully demonstrate a robust NDT system, deployed by a Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV), that will reliably detect and evaluate discontinuities in pipes, risers and tubular structural components, including the welds.

Long range ultrasonic testing (LRUT) will be used to detect, locate and qualitatively assess the indications over distances of tens of metres either side the test site. Ultrasonic testing using electro-magnetic techniques will be used to evaluate, size and quantitatively assess discontinuities detected by LRUT.

Validation of the scanning and clamping manipulator systems will be demonstrated and analysis of the achieved accuracy will be conducted. Validation procedures will test both the reliability and robustness of the NDT system within prescribed underwater pipes or structures.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Coordinator

DACON AS
Address
Gamle Ringeriksv 6
1369 Stabekk
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 171 688
Administrative Contact
Børre Børretzen (Mr.)

Participants (5)

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE LIMITED - INNOTECUK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 201 308
Address
Hildersham Road North Wing The Old Livery
CB21 6DR Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hassam Miabhoy (Mr.)
I & T NARDONI INSTITUTE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 122 313
Address
Via Della Cascina Pontevica 21
25010 Brescia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Nardoni (Mr.)
AINOOUCHAOU PLIROFORIKI AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 103 513
Address
Leoforos Kifisias 340
15451 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aikaterini Fotopoulou (Mrs.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 240 078
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Debbie Mcconnell (Mrs.)
DYNAWAVE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 151 100
Address
St John Street 145-147
EC1V 4PW London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Margherita (Mrs.)