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Chertsey, United Kingdom

Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 425.44K | Year: 2011

Full title Verified approaches to life management & improved design of high temperature steels for advanced steam plants - VALID Summary of the VALID project The project explores the link between welding process and cross-weld creep strength for CSEF steel P92 and also the relationship between specimen geometry and weld width. Five different welding processes are being used to fabricate joints in P92 to allow acquisition of data over a wide range of process parameters and demonstrate the available welding technologies to industry. This will include the development of welding equipment and consumables. A demonstration of the creep performance of welds in new experimental steels will also be carried out. Consortium The consortium consists of seven official partners (see below, plus TSB Grant details) and six associates that have a strong involvement in the project Official Project partners: TWI Ltd – Grant £157,560 Air Liquide UK Ltd – Grant £147,390 Scottish & Southern Energy plc – Grant £12,750 Centrica Energy plc– Grant £12,000 Metrode Products Ltd – Grant £43,465 E.ON New Build & Technology Ltd - £26,117 Doosan Power Systems Ltd – Grant £26,268 Total Grant = £425,550 Associates: Polysoude SAS (Sub-Contractor) TenarisDalmine (Material Supplier) The Open University The University of Nottingham TU Chemnitz Industry Sector Power (primary) Secondary - ECM, Oil and gas, construction and engineering.

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