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Intelligent welding of power generation components

Objective

SMARTWELD will develop East European welding innovation with West European science, QA and power plant expertise. A partnership led by manufacturers and utilities will develop new consumables for creep resisting steels. Technology will be designed to refurbish old polluting plant in Eastern Europe, improving environmental standards and CO2 emissions. Performance will be validated by microstructural modelling and advanced high temperature testing. SMARTWELD will develop ''smart" consumables which match the steel to be welded, make joints with lower stresses, and produce welds with better reliability. Analysis will demonstrate the promise of trouble-free plant operation, saving inspection and repair costs. Procedures will be developed for manufacture, repair, and welding on to service aged steels. Implementation will include plant refurbishment, manufacture of a new lightweight component, code certification and commercialisation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

METRODE PRODUCTS LTD
Address
Hanworth Lane
KT16 9LL Chertsey
United Kingdom

Participants (10)

ADVANCED MATERIALS ANALYSIS
Netherlands
Address
97,Kleine Houtstraat 97
7500 DT Enschede
E.ON UK PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Ratcliffe-on-soar
NG11 0EE Nottingham
INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS RESEARCH, SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
Address
47,Watsonova 47
043 53 Kosice
INSTITUTE OF METALS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Slovenia
Address
11,Lepi Pot 11
1000 Ljubljana
IRONWORKS PODBREZOVA J.S. COMPANY
Slovakia
Address
Kolkaren 35
976 81 Podbrezova
KOTLY SES LTD, TIMACE
Slovakia
Address
Tovarenska 210
935 28 Timace
SKODA JS A.S.
Czechia
Address
Orlik 266
316 06 Plzen
SLOVENIAN STEELWORKS
Slovenia
Address
98,Gerbiceva 98
1000 Ljubljana
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
Address
National Technological Park
61 Limerick
UNIVERSITY OF WALES SWANSEA
United Kingdom
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea