High temperature assessment methodology development and application
High temperature design and assessment standards typically have a limited set of supporting material information and are validated for common operating environments only. The designers of new, novel power plants are responsible for producing sufficient evidence that their choice of material, fabrication methods and operating environment can be safely assessed using the available standardised methods.
Frazer-Nash Consultancy has a multidisciplinary engineering team across UK industry, developing and applying assessment methods for materials operating in the creep regime. The company is a key member of the EDF R5 Development Panel, contributing updates, amendments and new methods to the UK’s national code for the assessment of high temperature nuclear plant.
Frazer-Nash supports several gas-turbine manufacturers in the development and management of material test programmes, material characterisation, assessment methodology development and validation through to application of the methods in the design of new systems and the life extension of existing plant.