The importance of material selection and testing for a sustainable industry
Do you know the importance of materials testing and how it affects your business? Sirris has a lot to offer when it comes to materials testing. We have several material experts who combine lab tests with practical research for the industry to help you with your questions and to solve your problems. Our infrastructure enables us to identify problems through materials research and damage analysis, and to formulate objective advice on product design, materials and preventive surface treatments.
Come and experience our unique combination of laboratories and facilities, ensuring testing, characterisation and analysis of all sorts of materials that range from microstructures to large full-scale components.
The keynote speech, presented by Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC), will be on the development of a zero-emission combustion engine, for which specific kinds of hydrogen-resistant casting iron were developed. ABC has taken the lead in the green revolution, focussing on research, development and innovation. Alternative fuels, low-emission systems, reduction of carbon print and hybrid systems are all well known to the company. This is why in May 2022, ABC started the joint-venture BeHydro with CMB.TECH, to launch 100% hydrogen engines for industrial applications. These innovative zero-emission engines are ready-to-use and allow the industry to further commit to a 100% sustainable and eco-friendly development.
- 11:30 – 12:15: 'Innovative image analysis for coating quality control and corrosion detection' - Steve Vanlanduit, InviLab research group UA, and Patrick Vandewalle, EAVISE-KU Leuven
- 12:15 – 13:00: Lunch
- 13:00 – 14:15: 'Why testing?' - Hilde Krikor and Kurt Beghyn, Sirris + guided tour at our test facilities
- 14:15 – 14:45: 'Circularity is more than recycling, also in the metal manufacturing industry' - Thomas Vandenhaute, Sirris
- 14:45 – 15:15: Keynote - 'Development of a zero emission combustion engine' - Tim Berckmoes, ABC
- 15:15 – 16:15: Networking moment
Working language: English
"We all know that a ton of steel is worth less than, let's say, a profile weighing a ton, which in its turn is worth less than a functional structure weighing a ton. This is called 'added value'. In the circular economy we are searching for ways to retain this value by extending product life, by repairing, reuse, ..."
Thomas Vandenhaute will lift a tip of the veil on how your company too can obtain value from this.
Sirris, MRC Gent,