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Ultrasound NDE tomograph. Design and construction of a portable 3D ultrasound scanner for non-destructive testing and evaluation (NDT and NDE) of concrete in bridges and other building structures

Ultrasound NDE tomograph. Design and construction of a portable 3D ultrasound scanner for non-destructive testing and evaluation (NDT and NDE) of concrete in bridges and other building structures

Objective

Based on a novel smart design (patent pending) for ultrasonic Image data capture from solid materials like concrete, shall the project develop and implement a fully functional model of a hand held NDT/E (Non-Destructive Testing /Evaluation) instrument. This user friendly NDE tomograph (3D-scanner) shall be able to scan 10 times faster than the current state of the art instrument, with better resolution in a human readable format. This innovative solution will simplify and improve current bridge inspection methods and consequently improve safety, enhance capital investments and road infrastructure capacity. This business project will be the fundament for future technological and commercial expansion for Elop. Validation of the instrument is performed by highly qualified expertise in bridge inspection and NDT (COWI Denmark, Ramboll Norway and Denmark). This validation will also be an introduction of the product to the end users and customers as part of the exploitation and dissemination work.
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Coordinator

ELOP AS

Address

Nordvikvegen 50
2316 Hamar

Norway

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 294 625,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 698081

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

H2020-EU.2.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 849 465

  • EU contribution

    € 1 294 625,50

Coordinated by:

ELOP AS

Norway