Spectrum-Labs - Greece
Organisation profile: Spectrum is a provider of services to the marine/shipping industry mainly. It provides a full range of quality control and inspection services that includes mechanical testing, composite material NDT, chemical analysis, materials failure analysis and NDT. Within the scope of NDT are included x/y rays radiography, electromagnetic and ultrasonic techniques, laser alignment and vibration analysis technologies. The company is certified by BVQI to ISO 9001:2008 and is also accredited to ISO 17025:2005 by ESYD. A close collaboration exists with Classification Societies and Industrial certification organisations including Lloyds Register, GL, DNV, ABS, BV, Class NK, SGS and TUV.
Role in the project: Spectrum will provide specification in WP1 and will assist the development of the Acousto-ultrasonic signal analysis. They will take part in field trials in WP5 to validate the performance of the estimations of mechanical properties and remaining lifespan against specification and they will exploit the end-product as part of WP6 activities.
Reasons for participating: Spectrum Labs will benefit from its participation in the project for the development of a novel signal analysis for AU NDE technique in WP3. Thus they will be able to commercialize a novel technique for fibre reinforced composites that differentiates itself from the competing technologies by performing mechanical property and lifespan assessment.