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AZL Partners continued work on “Pipes and Vessels” in the Second Workgroup Meeting

11 May 2016 News AZL Admin

 

AZL Partners continued work on “Pipes and Vessels” in the Second Workgroup Meeting

On May 10th, 2016, the AZL organized the second Workgroup Meeting “Pipes and Vessels” with more than 45 participants representing the whole value chain of composite pipes and vessels.

After the keynote presentation by a material supplier on new pre-products for pipes and vessels and by a machine builder for mass production of high-pressure vessels, a Competence Matrix of the AZL institutes regarding pipes and vessels was presented. Furthermore, a project proposal for the development of a generic pressure vessel, for process benchmarking, material qualification and advanced testing as well as the future Business Platform for Composite Pipes and Vessels were introduced and discussed.

Pipes and Vessels represent an ideal application for fiber-based materials. Therefore, fiber-based materials are of growing interest for fluid transportation and storage in industries like oil, water or gas, but also for the transportation sector. After a vital discussion at the Annual Partner Meeting 2015, the AZL Partners defined “Pipes and Vessels” to be a topic for a new workgroup of AZL Partner Companies and Institutes meeting every six months.

The minutes of meeting will be send to all AZL Partner Companies soon. The next workgroup meeting will take place in November 2016.

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