Project code: FP7-SME-2013-605050
ES programme: Framework Programe 7 (FP7)
The objective of the project
SprinkTest aims to inspect automatic fire sprinkler systems by developing a medium range ultrasonic test (MRUT) system, using higher frequency ultrasound, smaller flexible transducers to gain access to confined spaces, lower power electronics to allow hand-held portability and sophisticated software to process signals.
The installation of sprinklers can result in substantial reductions in insurance premiums and so insurance companies are becoming increasingly interested in their proper installation and function. The proper functioning of fire sprinkler systems can be catastrophically undermined by corrosion. The water in the system pipes is stagnant and, if inhibitors are inactive, then this can give rise to microbiological induced corrosion (MIC), which leads to leaks.
Will develop automatic sprinkler testing method including numerical simulations, experiments and validation.
Plant Integrity LTD (United Kingdom), WLB limited (Cyprus), Smart material GmbH (Germany), TesTex (United Kingdom), DVC NV (Belgium), Innora (Greece), European Fire Sprinkler Network (United Kingdom), Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania).