VTT ProperScan – Material performance optimization for industry2022.06.02 10:10 - Katarzyna Kuźniar
The lifetime expectancy of critical systems and components is vital when operating and maintaining large-scale processes e.g. power plants and other load-bearing structures. It is good practice to base the lifetime management and inspections on the assessed condition and related risk evolution, rather than on predetermined intervals. VTT ProperScan service provides the industry with an in-depth lifetime analysis to help with wise decision-making.
VTT ProperScan is a combination of numerical and semi-analytical tools, multi-technological research and material testing. The tools can comprise finite element simulations, the use of applicable standards and fitness-for-service procedures while the material testing includes microstructural investigations, standardized and customized mechanical testing (tensile, fatigue, creep, fracture mechanical) and non-destructive testing. VTT ProperScan is based on a detailed understanding of the customer’s process, historical and planned use conditions, as well as an in-depth analysis of real material samples from the components.