POWDERWAY

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 OBJECTIVES

POWDERWAYThe core output of PowderWay will be a roadmap which shows the state of the art for powder metallurgy (PM) manufacturing and coating processes, their potential application in the nuclear industry, their potential benefits and a clear view of the gaps preventing commercial uptake coupled with the steps needed to close those gaps. This will provide a clear guide for the nuclear industry, showing what can be gained by uptake of PM, and what is required before PM technologies can be used – it will help focus future R&D in a clear and prioritised fashion.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The technical work of the project is divided into the following 5 technical work packages (WPs):

  • WP2: Identification of priority nuclear components and their associated materials in LWR designs
  • WP3: Powder metallurgy manufacturing, repair & coating processes for metallic nuclear components
  • WP4: Testing and code acceptance
  • WP5: Roadmapping
  • WP6: Dissemination

 

MAIN RESULTS / HIGHLIGHTS
  • Definition of end-user requirements (NUGENIA restricted)
  • Determination of material properties of candidate components (NUGENIA restricted)
  • Identification of candidate processes (public)
  • Determination of process capabilities (public)
  • Report on candidate applications, selected components and supply chain (NUGENIA restricted)
  • Candidate process material properties, appropriate inspection methods, future tests & simulation requirements and status of code acceptance (public)
  • Powder metallurgy capabilities compared with current processes (public)
  • Roadmap & report on dissemination and exploitation activities (public)

 DURATION

1 April 2015 – 30 September 2016
18 months

 PARTNERS

Nuclear AMRC / AREVA-G / AREVA-F / PNB / CEA / SWEREA / EDF 

 CONTACT

Technical Project Leader: Will Kyffin (Nuclear AMRC)  will.kyffin@namrc.co.uk

 FOR DOWNLOAD

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 europe This project has received funding from the Euratom Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement No 604965.