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Design of grp flanges and tests to verify the design and to determine long-term properties of grp pipes (GRP DESIGN & TESTS)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G6RD-CT-2000-00259

  • Start date

    1 October 2000

  • End date

    30 June 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 260 730

  • EU contribution

    € 1 133 790

Coordinated by:

COMTEC FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGS-GESELLSCHAFT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE MBH

Germany

Objective

It is estimated that the European flange market is worth 25 MEuro per year and that there are several hundred thousand composite flanges in operation. In contrast to the precision of standards available for pipes the currently still valid national standards either do not make any reference to flanges, or they us every vague sentences such as "the joints made using flanges must have a strength equal to that of the pipes" and do not take into account the real properties of the material. An increase in the reliability of flanged joints expected by the research work will contribute to a significant reduction in the number of shutdowns of processes for maintenance or repairs. In the case of chemical industry that handles dangerous and environmentally hazardous products, there will be an increase in the safety of the operating system and a consequential reduction in the probability of the occurrence of leakage.

Coordinator

COMTEC FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGS-GESELLSCHAFT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE MBH

Address

8,Feldchen 8
52070 Aachen

Germany

Participants (11)

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES INDUSTRIES MECANIQUES

France

FUTURE PIPE INDUSTRIES B.V.

Netherlands

INSTITUTE OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL MANGEMENT

Portugal

KIWA NV - KEURINGSINSTITUUT VOOR WATERLEIDINGARTIKELEN

Netherlands

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO

Netherlands

PIPELINE DEVELOPMENTS LTD

United Kingdom

SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS TESTING AND RESEARCH

Switzerland

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CLAUSTHAL

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON

United Kingdom

VETRORESINA ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT S.R.L.

Italy

VIDROPOL - ESTRATIFICADOS DE FIBRA DE VIDROSA

Portugal

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G6RD-CT-2000-00259

  • Start date

    1 October 2000

  • End date

    30 June 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 260 730

  • EU contribution

    € 1 133 790

Coordinated by:

COMTEC FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGS-GESELLSCHAFT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE MBH

Germany