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Evaluation of non destructive testing techniques for monitoring of material degradation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKS-CT-2000-00086

  • Start date

    1 October 2000

  • End date

    30 September 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 527 358

  • EU contribution

    € 669 975

Coordinated by:

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

Objective

The lifetime extension of aging power plants for electricity production is an economical way to reduce the cost of the kilowatt-hour for the benefit of the customers. Extending the lifetime of existing installations requires the development of innovative techniques for the inspection of critical components. Such techniques will detect changes in the materials and allow to plan the actions for failure prevention: change of operation parameters, increased inspections or replacement of components. The aim of this project is to assess the capability and the reliability of these techniques by means of an evaluation concerning irradiation damage in reactor pressure vessels and thermal fatigue of pipings. Series of aged samples will be characterised metallurgically and mechanically before being tested by the partners using various non-destructive techniques.

Coordinator

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

Address

6,Quai Watier 6
78401 Chatou

France

Participants (15)

AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC

United Kingdom

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Spain

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

Netherlands

FRAMATOME ANP GMBH

Germany

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

KFKI - ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Hungary

NUCLEAR RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

NUCLEAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE REZ A.S.

Czechia

Oesterreichisches Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf Ges.m.b.H.

Austria

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

SERCO LTD

United Kingdom

SIEMPELKAMP PRUEF- UND GUTACHTER-GESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

TECNATOM S.A.

Spain

UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKS-CT-2000-00086

  • Start date

    1 October 2000

  • End date

    30 September 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 527 358

  • EU contribution

    € 669 975

Coordinated by:

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France