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A novel, high-performance, economic steel concept for linepipe and general structural use

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2005-00027

  • Start date

    1 July 2005

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 592 775

  • EU contribution

    € 955 666

Coordinated by:

CORUS UK LTD

United Kingdom

Objective

Several steel companies have confirmed the potential of a niobium-alloyed, low-carbon steel that combines excellent strength and toughness using both air and forced cooling following processing for the heavy pipe market.

The metallurgical concept is relevant to other market sectors and this project will develop structure property relationships to define chemical analysis and process route limits of this steel type for a) thick-walled pipe and flat plate, and b) coiled-plate for both pipe and general use. The results will identify and justify what changes are required to Euronorms for the steel to be available for a wide range of uses.

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Coordinator

CORUS UK LTD

Address

30 Millbank
London

United Kingdom

Participants (9)

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS E INVESTIGACIONES TECNICAS DE GIPUZKOA

Spain

INSTYTUT SPAWALNICTWA

Poland

NIOBIUM PRODUCTS COMPANY GMBH

Germany

ONDERZOEKSCENTRUM VOOR AANWENDING VAN STAAL N.V.

Belgium

RAUTARUUKKI OYJ

Finland

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

SALZGITTER MANNESMANN FORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

UNIVERZA V MARIBORU

Slovenia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2005-00027

  • Start date

    1 July 2005

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 592 775

  • EU contribution

    € 955 666

Coordinated by:

CORUS UK LTD

United Kingdom