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Design of grp flanges and tests to verify the design and to determine long-term properties of grp pipes (GRP DESIGN & TESTS)

Objective

It is estimated that the European flange market is worth 25 MEuro per year and that there are several hundred thousand composite flanges in operation. In contrast to the precision of standards available for pipes the currently still valid national standards either do not make any reference to flanges, or they us every vague sentences such as "the joints made using flanges must have a strength equal to that of the pipes" and do not take into account the real properties of the material. An increase in the reliability of flanged joints expected by the research work will contribute to a significant reduction in the number of shutdowns of processes for maintenance or repairs. In the case of chemical industry that handles dangerous and environmentally hazardous products, there will be an increase in the safety of the operating system and a consequential reduction in the probability of the occurrence of leakage.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

COMTEC FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGS-GESELLSCHAFT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE MBH
Address
8,Feldchen 8
52070 Aachen
Germany

Participants (11)

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES INDUSTRIES MECANIQUES
France
Address
Route De La Joneliere 74
44076 Nantes
FUTURE PIPE INDUSTRIES B.V.
Netherlands
Address
J.c. Kellerlaan 3
7770 AG Hardenberg
INSTITUTE OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL MANGEMENT
Portugal
Address
Rua Do Barroco, 174/214
4465-591 Sao Mamede De Infesta
KIWA NV - KEURINGSINSTITUUT VOOR WATERLEIDINGARTIKELEN
Netherlands
Address
7,Sir W. Churchill-laan 273
2280 AB Rijswijk Zh
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
2628 VK Delft
PIPELINE DEVELOPMENTS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Waterfront Quay 51 Salford Quays
M5 2XW Salford
SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS TESTING AND RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Duebendorf
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CLAUSTHAL
Germany
Address
Agricolastrasse 6
38678 Clausthal-zellerfeld
UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Longbridge Road
RM8 2AS Dagenham
VETRORESINA ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Blanco 8
96010 Buccheri
VIDROPOL - ESTRATIFICADOS DE FIBRA DE VIDROSA
Portugal
Address
Rua Augusto Nogueira Da Silva, 1970
4472 Santa Maria De Avioso