With the development of inspection and signal processing methods, as well as material characterisation, ADVISE specifically addresses the remaining technology gaps – such as the inspection of cast austenitic stainless steel for large thicknesses and austenitic welds and dissimilar metal welds.
The exploitation of ADVISE findings will lead to the provision of knowledge, processes, methods, tools and equipment that can be both used by the scientific community and the nuclear industry.
The project is expected to pave the way for the application of ultrasonic inspection techniques on components which complex structured material represents a performance barrier with today’s available technology. The developed methodology will help overcoming difficulties faced in in-service inspection, manufacturing, and during the erection of plants, achieving a satisfying level of performance, in accordance with customers and code requirements.
ADVISE will bring major advances which will benefit: