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Abrasion and wear testing of coatings by ball cratering

Abrasion and wear testing of coatings by ball cratering

Objective

The take up of wear resistant coatings by European industry would be enhanced by meeting the need for a robust and reliable standardized wear test for wear resistant coatings. This project will achieve this goal and will thereby help European industry to improve their product design and performance to meet the challenge from international competition. The project will develop the emerging ball cratering (micro-abrasion) test and will draft a standard for the use of this test for submission to the relevant CEN committee. The standard will include agreed test procedures and specifications for the test. The project will evaluate different variants of the test system, examine the effect of changes in test parameters on test results, develop measurement and analysis methods, and will validate the reproducibility and repeatibility of the test.

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NPL MANAGEMENT LTD.

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Administrative Contact

Dennis YATES (Mr)

Participants (9)

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BEKAERT DYMONICS N.V.

Belgium

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

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

Germany

HYDROMÉCANIQUE ET FROTTEMENT R&D SA

France

IONBOND LTD

United Kingdom

PLINT AND PARTNERS LTD

United Kingdom

TEER COATINGS LTD

United Kingdom

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

VITO - VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK NV

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G6RD-CT-2000-00415

  • Start date

    1 March 2001

  • End date

    27 February 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 973 122

  • EU contribution

    € 540 247

Coordinated by:

NPL MANAGEMENT LTD.

United Kingdom