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Mitigating Environmentally Assissted Cracking Through Optimisation of Surface Condition

Objective

Environmentally-Assisted cracking (EAC) is one of the major failure modes occurring in light water reactors (LWRs). The condition of surfaces exposed to the primary coolant plays a main role on the susceptibility of components to EAC. However, many national and international guidelines and standards do not address surface condition of critical components in nuclear power plants (NPP)
The goal of the MEACTOS project is to improve the safety and reliability of Generation II and III of NPP by improving the resistance of critical locations, including welds, to EAC through the application of optimized surface machining and improved surface treatments.
MEACTOS is proposed by a consortium of 16 partners from 11 EU member countries (Spain, France, Finland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Slovakia, Romania, UK, The Netherlands and Slovenia) plus Switzerland (associated country of Euratom), that comprises all the appropriate key players to ensure the availability of technologies, capabilities, technical and operational knowledge required for the goal of the project. Research laboratories (VTT, SCK-CEN, CVR, CIEMAT, PSI, JRC, RATEN), universities (UNIMAN, USFD, STUBA) nuclear components suppliers (The NAMRC of the University of Sheffield, ENSA, SA.),utilities (EdF), engineering companies (ZAG, AMEC) and plant designers (AREVA-NP) has been selected in order to complete the required capacities to cover all the expertise fields faced by the project. The Consortium members have differential but complementary skills and expertise in areas such as project management, manufacturing, technology transfer or dissemination, to name a few key areas.

Pro-active material degradation programs outside Europe, particularly in Japan and in the United States, currently address, or plan to address, surface condition with respect to EAC. This European MEACTOS project will directly benefit Europe, engaging on an equal footing with these initiatives, maintaining a level of competitiveness for European industry in the global scenario.

Call for proposal

NFRP-2016-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 325 998,44

Participants (16)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 339 783,75
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 203 125
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 289 990
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 176 250
Address
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec-rez
Activity type
Research Organisations
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 178 000
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
AREVA GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 855
Address
Paul-gossen-strasse 100
91052 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 151 250
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 34 875
Address
Vazovova 5
81243 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 135 500
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
REGIA AUTONOMA TEHNOLOGII PENTRU ENERGIA NUCLEARA - RATEN
Romania
EU contribution
€ 61 750
Address
Strada Campului 1
115400 Mioveni
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 185 711,25
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
EQUIPOS NUCLEARES SA SME
Spain
EU contribution
€ 128 190
Address
Avenida Juan Carlos I N 8
39600 Maliano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVACION DESARROLLO Y TRANSFERE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Calle Hermosilla, Numero 48, 3 Derecha
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Jacobs Clean Energy Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Chelford Road Booths Hall
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAMATOME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 122 520
Address
Paul-gossen-strasse 100
91052 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)