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In-line quality control of hot wire steel. Towards innovative contactless solutions and data fusion

Objective

INCOSTEEL project aims to optimise in-line detection of surface defects produced in the manufacture of of hot wire steel. Material assessment is carried out at 1200ºC, when wire passes at a speed of 120m/s. Existing systems present some limitations regarding detection and characterisation of several types of common defects (mainly, longitudinal ones).

The project proposes the use of more advanced electromagnetic and ultrasonic techniques and sensors (multi-frequency eddy current techniques and EC array sensors and EMATs) to deal with this problem.

Models based on Finite Elements will be used for designing techniques and sensors (reducing the number of prototypes to develop).

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Coordinator

TECNATOM S.A.

Address

Avenida De Montes De Oca 1
28709 San Sebastian De Los Reyes

Spain

Administrative Contact

Carmen PEREZ

Participants (3)

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SIDENOR INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO S.A.

Spain

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG

Germany

UNIVERSITÄT KASSEL

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2004-00018

  • Start date

    1 July 2004

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 453 177

  • EU contribution

    € 1 471 906

Coordinated by:

TECNATOM S.A.

Spain