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Economical and safe design of pressure vessels applying new modern steels (ECOPRESS)

Objective

Pressure vessels (PV) business is a world wide market. This challenge to the European PV-industry may be encountered by a research strategy focusing on the utilization of new advanced steels and improved and safe design. High strength and high toughness steels with, in case of DUPLEX, even excellent corrosion resistance and good weldability are available from the developments of European steel industry during the past 3 decades. Only today the European design rules for PV-design practically exclude these steels from application because of missing design technologies. The research project will therefore work out conditions to remove obstacles and unnecessary conservatism by applying modern design by analysis methods for the full exploitation of properties of the new steels. The works will cover the full range from design to fabrication, testing and operation of PV. Recommendations will be derived that will allow more economical design.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Intzestrasse 1/2
52074 Aachen
Germany

Participants (15)

AG DER DILLINGER HÜTTE
Germany
Address

66748 Dillingen
AIR LIQUIDE S.A
France
Address
13-17,Rue D'epluches 13-17
95310 Saint Ouen L'aumone
CMP DUNKERQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Gironde
59640 Dunkerque
FELGUERA CALDERERIA S.A.
Spain
Address
Travesia Del Mar S/n
33212 Gijon
INDUSTEEL FRANCE SA
France
Address
Immeuble Pacific 11/13, Cours Valmy
92800 Puteaux
INGENIEURBUERO FUER WERKSTOFFTECHNIK
Germany
Address
Technologiezentrum Am Europaplatz, Dennewart Str.
52068 Aachen
ITMA
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias
33428 Llanera
LULEAA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Skeria 3
971 87 Lulea
OUTOKUMPU STAINLESS AB
Sweden
Address
Vasagatan 38, 2Tr
10327 Stockholm
PROFESSOR SEDLACEK & PARTNER TECHNOLOGIEN IM BAUWESEN GMBH
Germany
Address
Lagerhausstr. 27
52064 Aachen
RAUTARUUKKI OYJ
Finland
Address
Rautaruukintie 155
92101 Raahe
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Brinellvägen 23
10044 Stockholm
STAATLICHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGSANSTALT
Germany
Address
Pfaffenwaldring 32 Universität Stuttgart
70569 Stuttgart
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Metallimiehenkuja 4
02044 Espoo
University of Patras
Greece
Address
Panepistimioupolis
26500 Patras