The VERNE® project consist of 2 beneficiaries with no skills overlapped. Each project member contributes with their own expertise:
Dacon AS is one of the beneficiary and the project coordinator of this project. Dacon AS is an engineering company in addition to be a multidiscipline supplier, including a growing SME specialising in automation and robotic products for maintenance and inspection, particularly in harsh industrial environments. Dacon have a strong commercial team, highly experienced in business development, communications and branding, international sales and supply chain management, new product development, and manufacturing. Dacon’s key skills lie in technology integration into commercial products, manufacturing and approach to market. Dacon have the complete range of skills to deliver VERNE® to market and ensure market uptake.
I & T Nardoni Institute SRL is a beneficiary. They have over 40 years of experience in non-destructive testing, monitoring and diagnostics in various fields such as Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil pipelines, Nuclear, Civil, hydroelectric plants, Aerospace, breaking analysis of sheet metal welds, forgings, castings and more. In the ultrasonic area Nardoni has developed advanced computerized techniques for the full automated acquisition of examination data according ASME Code Case 2235.TOFD, C-B-Scan , Phase Array have been extensively used since 1997 on pressure vessel, heat exchanger, sphere, nozzle, tank, forgings , plates, and piping. Special techniques for austenitic welds and 9% Ni examinations have been developed; assistance, training have been performed also abroad (South Korea, Nigeria, Canada, Australia, UK, Singapore, etc.).
To complete the product optimisation and adaptation, Dacon and Nardoni will require specific expertise in GUW technology and NDT certification, which will be provided by subcontractor TWI.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 – research and Innovation programme under the grant agreement No.778998