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An ICT Enabled Approach to Optimising the Reliability of Manual Ultrasonic Non-destructive Testing

Objective

Manual Ultrasonic Non Destructive Testing is a long established and extensively adopted inspection technology, embedded in and vital to the integrity and performance management of capital assets in safety critical industries including aerospace, chemical processing and power generation. Of all available volumetric inspection systems, ultrasonic testing is recognised as providing the highest sensitivity to flaw detection. However, the reliability of MUT has been comprehensively investigated in recent years with a particular focus upon the influence of Human Factors upon the Probability of defect Detection. Without exception, these trials have demonstrated that the reliability of MUT is sub-optimal. The ICARUS project seeks to deliver a step-change in the reliability of MUT inspection by developing an ICT enabled, enterprise wide approach that improves the performance and functionality of each of the three key elements in the system: The Procedure; The Equipment; and The Personnel; thus effecting a significant and measureable increase in the Probability of Detection,(PoD) a consequent decrease in the Probability of Failure (PoF) of an engineering system, and thereby a substantial reduction in Risk.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 99 600
Administrative Contact
Teresa Waller (Ms.)

Participants (9)

INNORA PROIGMENA TECHNOLOGIKA SYSTIMATA KAI YPIRESIES ETERIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS (EPE)

Participation ended

Greece
Address
Iliados Str 7
15231 Halandri Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Chatzakos (Dr.)
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE LIMITED - INNOTECUK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 253 000
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
Harvinder Johal (Mr.)
INNORA PROIGMENA TECHNOLOGIKA SYSTIMATA KAI YPIRESIES AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 209 150
Address
Ioannoy Metaxa 59
19400 Koropi Attikis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Chatzakos (Dr.)
VERMON SA
France
EU contribution
€ 229 375
Address
Rue General Renault 180
37000 Tours
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
An Nguyen-Dinh (Mr.)
POLKOM BADANIA SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 217 500
Address
Uk Ignacego Krasickiego 35
02 611 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ella Schabowicz (Ms.)
PLANT INTEGRITY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 44 500
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6GP Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Jackson (Dr.)
NDT EXPERT
France
EU contribution
€ 36 250
Address
Rue Marius Terce 18
31300 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Santos (Dr.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ivan Pinson (Mr.)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 43 925
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giles Machell (Mr.)