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DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADVANCED MEDIUM RANGE ULTRASONIC TECHNIQUE FOR MOORING CHAINS INSPECTION IN WATER

Objective

The Moorinspect project will bring a step change to the current in-water moor chain inspection systems through the development and introduction of new method for detection of fatigue cracks in the large chain links used in Deepwater offshore facilities.

Moorinspect main objective would be to develop a medium range ultrasonic in-water testing technology using Ultrasonic Guided Waves (UGW) method to identify cracks and fatigues in closed circular/elliptical chains. Due to the propagation capability of the tool, it would also be possible to test link-cross sections in chain links for potential of detection of cracks in usually inaccessible locations, specific objectives would be to provide Interpretation of Signal readings for under surface crack and fatigues in chain links through development of UGW transducers ring, calibration techniques. The Moorinspect main technology objective would be to bring the novel approach to Non Destructive Testing (NDT) moor chain scanning though investigating several types of transducers for MRUT methods including (Electro-Magnetic Acoustic Transducer) EMAT approach to deployment, and hence through Development of Mechanised Deployment Vehicle to inspect those chains, leading to the capacity to conduct periodical inspection to detect progressive defects and fatigues based on historical data gathered from perpetual testing.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

PLANT INTEGRITY LTD
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6GP Cambridge
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agata Surowiec (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 87 488,20

Participants (8)

BYTEST SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 238 000,40
Address
Via Pisa 12
10088 Volpiano

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franco Baratta (Mr.)
ORME SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 218 701,20
Address
Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes 227
31670 Labege Cedex

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luc Oriat (Dr.)
ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 225 224,40
Address
Carrer De Barcelona, 3-a. P.i. Fuente Del Jarro
46988 Paterna

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Lopez (Mr.)
SONOMATIC LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 208 424
Address
Birchwood Park Marsham House
WA3 6GN Warrington

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Lilley (Mr.)
IKNOWHOW SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 28 312
Address
Leoforos Kifisias 340
154 51 Athina

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aikaterini Fotopoulou (Ms.)
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE LIMITED - INNOTECUK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 33 500,80
Address
Hildersham Road North Wing The Old Livery
CB21 6DR Cambridge

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harvinder Johal (Mr.)
VICINAY CADENAS SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 525
Address
Particular De Sagarduy 5
48015 Bilbao

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Onintze Matias (Ms.)
SINGLE BUOY MOORINGS INC SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 32 124
Address
Route De Fribourg 5
1723 Marly

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gillies Ballestra (Mr.)