Steel components assessment using a novel non-destructive residual stress ultrasonic technology.
During steel manufacturing and in-service life of steel components, residual stress tends to appear due to mechanical and thermal loads, compromising material integrity and leading to premature failure.
STEELAR will develop an innovative NDT technology able to assess residual stress levels in rolled products and rolling rolls, both during manufacturing and in-service, providing a decision-aiding tool that allow operators to optimize their manufacturing processes.
Innerspec, the leading expert in EMAT technology, will develop the integrated solution that enables a complete, layer by layer, residual stress evaluation and is adapted to the specific requirements provided by the industrial partners, especially regarding the high temperature working environment.
The consortium is formed by the following companies: Design Business & Verification Services S.L. (Spain), Materialovy A Metalurgicky Vyzkum SRO, Sidenor Investigación y Desarrollo S,A, Valji Proizvodnja Valjev In Ulitkovdoo and Innerspec Technologies Europe S.L.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) programme under Grant Agreement No 101033790.