Products developed for operations in harsh environments can truly benefit from innovation in sustainable design and materials. On 22 October Sirris will organise a webinar focusing on different challenging situations where the right choice in material and design can make or break your product.

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) can be used as a fast and non-contact tool for quality inspection or condition assessment of material/product surfaces. The application domain of HSI is very broad. Examples of possible use-cases are the autonomous detection of corrosion and determining the condition of coatings.

In any kind of industry where water meets steel, corrosion is an underestimated threat - and a very expensive one too: corrosion costs for the European region alone amount to 500 billion euro, according to a DNV-GL report. However, there is no generally accepted approach which is followed in the industry to assess the risk of corrosion and use this for smart corrosion management.

Even in these corona times, our employees are at your service, both from home and at our various sites. This means that our labs are operating and we continue to test for you!

A new coating based on rapeseed oil can provide temporary protection against corrosion in extreme sea conditions or high humidity.

New developments arise from the demand for sustainable, more qualitative coatings which combine functionalities. The use of new materials in different sectors and stricter regulations in terms of the use of harmful substances, make it necessary for coating and paint manufacturers to regularly adjust their formulas. In order to correctly evaluate newly developed compositions, it is essential to test them by means of methods which both focus on the coating and on the substrate.

Tackling corrosion issues and developing new materials in the wave, tidal and offshore wind sectors across Europe could save up to €84,000 million for developers and create up to €82,000 million of supply chain opportunities by 2050, according to two new reports Commissioned by the NeSSIE project, in which Sirris is a partner.

Coatings can be used to protect materials against the effects of rust, mould or dirt. This is why the Nanex Company, a manufacturer of protective products, is collaborating with the Sirris Smart Coating Lab in using nanotechnology to develop and improve existing product formulations.

How can a new sector take advantage of the knowledge and experience of traditional sectors? This is the starting point for a new project that wants to create investment opportunities in offshore, renewable energy by tackling the costs linked to corrosion.