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Plant life assessment network

Objective



PLAN PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Plant Life assessment Network (PLAN) is a Type II Thematic Network encompassing a range of projects contributing to the four essential elements, Inspection Instrumentation and Monitoring, Structural Mechanics and Maintenance which are a pre-requisite for improved efficiency and safety of European industrial plant. The general aims of PLAN include:
- to provide the opportunity to organise regular meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences at which key research issues can be discussed by both contractors and customers leading to improved work specification;
- to secure added value by organising the individual projects and co-ordination their research into dedicated research clusters and horizontal themes;
- to achieve teamwork by the networking principle, enabling efficient technology and innovation transfer between different partners and industries and cross fertilisation and dissemination of results to a wider audience;
- to exchange high level technical information thereby creating an exploitation environment and improved awareness to influence the drafting of European codes and standards;
- to provide a contribution from over 50 Projects representing many hundred predominantly industrial organisations towards the future shaping of European Union research priorities and activities in the area of plant life assessment.

EUROPEAN DIMENSION AND PARTNERSHIP:
The benefits to Europe and industry include, amongst others;
- heightened awareness of research and development activities within industries;
- the EC becoming a more informed customer;
- a contribution to safer and more reliable plant;
- improved communication between industries;;
- working with new partners from diverse industries;
- the opportunity to draw up a list of key personnel in the European engineering industry which will be one of the horizontal themes;
- the opportunity to draw up a technical route map for the research activities within EC SCA that should make the programme more user friendly and the results more readily disseminated into guides, criteria, codes and standards.

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS:
The Plant Life Assessment Network is multi-sectoral and multi- disciplinary with a generic relevance for industry, with its participants representing most industrial sectors covering the power generation, chemical and petrochemical, manufacturing and transport industries and addressing a range of problems relating to plant life assessment and management. The engineering sector and in particular structural integrity has a large impact on society not only in terms of employment but also in relation to the living, working environment and protection from man made disasters. Engineering failures in the power, chemical and transport industries can have a major impact on society, directly in terms of injury, loss of life and environmental damage as well as indirectly on confidence and economy. It has been suggested that the life expectation of important structural and pressure part components would be increased if existing knowledge and proper application of instruments and monitoring technologies in the manufacturing and processing industries can give further rise to the efforts in arriving at more efficient production systems, less resource demanding and with a higher quality of the resulting output. In conclusion it can be argued that the network PLAN can make a contribution towards the safe life and availability of important structural components.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

Universidad de Cantabria
Address
S/n,avenida De Los Castros
39005 Santander
Spain

Participants (61)

Allgemeine Elektrizitäts Gesellschaft AG (AEG)
Germany
Address
Goldsteinstraße 235
60528 Frankfurt Am Main
BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Warwick House, Farnborough Aerospace Centre
GU14 6YU Farnborough
BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
200,Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
BW/IP International BV
Netherlands
Address
6,Parallelweg
4878 AH Etten Leur
CARL BRO A/S
Denmark
Address
14,Granskoven 8
2600 Glostrup
CESI CENTRO ELETTROTECNICO SPERIMENTALE ITALIANO GIACINTO MOTTA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Rubattino 54
Milano
CITY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V0HB London
CORUS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Millbank 30
SW1 4WY London
CORUS UK LIMITED*
United Kingdom
Address
Millbank 30
SW1P 4WY London
COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCILS
United Kingdom
Address
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
OX11 0QX Didcot,harwell,chilton
Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques
France
Address
52,Avenue Félix Louat
60300 Senlis
Centro Informazioni Studi ed Esperienze SpA (CISE)
Italy
Address
Via Reggio Emilia 39
20090 Segrate Milano
Commission of the European Communities
Netherlands
Address
3,Westerduinweg
1755 ZG Petten
Compañia Internacional de Plantas Papeleras SA.
Spain
Address
2,Amann
48990 Getxo - Neguri
Computer Technology Institute
Greece
Address
3,Kolokotroni
26110 Patras
Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA
Spain
Address
404,Avenida Aragon
28022 Madrid
Creusot-Loire Industrie SA
France
Address
56,Rue Clémenceau
71202 Le Creusot
DR. ETTEMEYER GMBH & CO.
Germany
Address
72/207,Memminger Strasse 72/207
89231 Neu-ulm
Dassault Electronique S.A.
France
Address
55,Quai Marcel Dassault
92214 Saint-cloud
EDP - ELECTRICIDADE DE PORTUGAL SA
Portugal
Address
55/2,Av. Estados Unidos Da America 55/2
1749-061 Lisboa
ERA TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Cleeve Road
KT22 7SA Leatherhead, Surrey
ERA Technology Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Cleeve Road
KT22 7SA Leatherhead
ERA Technology Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Cleeve Road
KT22 7SA Leatherhead
EUROPEAN AERONAUTICS DEFENSE AND SPACE COMPANY EADS GIE
France
Address
Boulevard De Montmorency 37
75781 Paris
Electrabel
Belgium
Address
8,Route De Lac
4980 Trois-ponts
Electricité de France
France
Address
6,Quai Watier
78401 Chatou
GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH
Germany
Address
Max-planck-strasse 1
Geesthacht
Gec Alsthom Turbine Generators Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Willans Works, Newbold Road
CV21 2NH Rugby - Warwickshire
INNOSPEXION APS
Denmark
Address
Raunsbjergvej 10-12, Kisserup
4330 Hvalsoe
INNOVATION RAYONS X ET TECHNIQUES RESSUAGE MAGNÉTOSCOPE S.A.
France
Address
9,Rue E.d. Baldus 9
71100 Chalon-sur-saône
INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE ASSOCIACAO*
Portugal
Address
Km 3,Avenida Do Professor Doutorcavaco Silva 33Parque D
2740-120 Porto Salvo
ISOTEST LTD
Italy
Address
Via Roma 8
10090 Reano
Iberdrola SA
Spain
Address
S/n,av. De Los Castros
39005 Santander
METALOGIC N.V. A.I. TECHNOLOGIES & ENGINEERING
Belgium
Address
60,Kapeldreef 60
3001 Heverlee
MITSUI BABCOCK ENERGY LTD*
United Kingdom
Address
Porterfield Road
PA4 8DJ Renfrew
MTU Motoren- und Turbinen-Union München GmbH
Germany
Address
665,Dachauer Strasse
80995 München
Magnox Electric plc
United Kingdom
Address
Berkeley Centre
GL13 9PB Berkeley
Marconi Optical Components Limited
United Kingdom
Address
Caswell
NN12 8EQ Northants
Mitech International Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Draice Avenue
TW18 2AP Staines
Monition Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Whitlieu Common
S80 3EH Worksop - Nottinghamshire
Perkins Technology Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address

PE1 5NA Peterborough
Protodel International Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
74/94,Cherry Orchard Road
CR9 6DA Croydon
RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde
Regam Medical Systems International AB
Sweden
Address
5,Regementsvägen
852 38 Sundsvall
Robit AS
Norway
Address
14,Billingstadsletta
1361 Billingstad
SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Borough Road 103
SE1 0A London
Sema Group S.A.
France
Address
16-20,Rue Barbès
92126 Montrouge
Staatliche Materialprüfungsanstalt
Germany
Address
Pfaffenwaldring 32
70569 Stuttgart
Stein Industrie SA
France
Address
19-21 Avenue Morane Saulnier
78141 Vélizy-villacoublay
TECHNICAL SOFTWARE CONSULTANTS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
6,Southwood Hall 7A, Muswell Hill Road, Highgate
N6 5UF London
TECNATOM S.A.
Spain
Address
Avenida Montes De Oca 1
San Sebastian De Los Reyes - Madrid
THE WELDING INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Granta Park, Great Abington
CB1 6AL Cambridge
The Provost Fellows and Scholars of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin hereinafter TCD
Ireland
Address
25,Trinity College
2 Dublin
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Address
Via Claudio, 21
80125 Napoli
UNIVERSITAET - GESAMTHOCHSCHULE PADERBORN
Germany
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND
United Kingdom
Address
Ryhope Road, Langham Tower
SR27EE Sunderland
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
United Kingdom
Address
528 10,Harwell
OX11 0RA Didcot - Oxfordshire
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Spain
Address
3,Ronda De Valencia
28012 Madrid
University of Aston
United Kingdom
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Vattenfall Utveckling AB
Sweden
Address
Aelvkarlebylaboratoriet
814 26 Aelvkarleby