The HEDRad project is industry driven and TWI is leading the project because of its experience, both technically and in project management. The consortium has the responsibility for the success of the project and has therefore organised the work activities into a number of discrete Work Packages.
WP1. Design & produce samples containing defects & system specification- lead by TWI.
A set of test specimens containing a variety of representative known defects, including worst case (i.e. most difficult to detect) will be designed and produced. At the same time equipment functional and technical specifications for CR system will also be produced.
WP2. Development of CR System for use at high radiation energies- lead by CIT.
A specialised CR-system for high energy radiography and mobile inspection will be developed along with a special cassette design for multi imaging plate exposures and software for fusion of the separate digital images of the multi IP technique.
WP3. Development of CR Techniques for thick sections- lead by BAM
To develop new radiographic techniques for high energy radiography and, to establish and validate the limits of detection of these techniques for the various types of defects in the test samples. Written procedures for CR will also be provided for use by SMEs.
WP4. Laboratory and Field Validation Trials- lead by BIS Blohm & Voss
Laboratory Test measurements and field trials with film and imaging plates will be conducted to validate the developed procedures in comparison to the traditional film technique and economic efficiency. These techniques will then be validated and the sensitivity thresholds established for the various types of defects and structures in the test samples.
WP5. Dissemination & Exploitation- lead by CIT
The project results (and techniques) will be disseminated as widely as possible within the target industries of oil & gas, petrochemical and power generation and to maximise exploitation opportunities for the SME providers.
WP6. Project Management- lead by TWI
To plan, organise & review all consortium and participant activities. To co-ordinate activities so that a durable structure is established, to report to the EC and the Project Steering Committee, monitor plans and operational performance of all activities. To assist participants and work-package leaders to achieve their objectives. To review, control & report financial information (budget and costs) to the consortium & the EC.