"NAUMATEST" project (registered patent)
DEVELOPMENT AND REALISATION OF A DEVICE FOR ACCELERATED TESTS ON NAVAL-RELATED MATERIALS
In collaboration with the University "La Sapienza" of Rome.
Within the naval-related production and installation of materials, a significant problem for producers and installers is to ensure product quality and durability over time.
Environmental strains affecting naval materials are particularly serious, especially in the case of installations on ship decks, where they are exposed both to weather conditions and mechanical stress.
The main goal of the NAUMATEST project was to develop a new device for testing such materials, in order to ensure the following requisites:
- Acceleration potential of the tests: carry out a short duration test (a few days), but which simulate and reveal the reaction of the material during the course of its entire life, which can last for years.
- Ability to combine very different types of tests: saline hazes, exposure to UV radiation, thermal cycles, abrasive wear, shock, vibrations, etc.
Because of the high complexity of design and production, the device has no match on the market. In fact, by means of a single device it will be able to test materials used in naval outfitting, considering the unfavorable environmental conditions found in tropical zones, and wear due to their intensive use.
The collaboration between Sultan and "La Sapienza", established during the preliminary phase and the implementation of the project, is currently underway and has led Sultan to be inserted in the Ministerial project Cluster Italy 2020 regarding the Marine Mobility "TRIM Industrial Research and Technology for Marine Mobility" in partnership with "La Sapienza" and Fincantieri a unique small/medium-sized company in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Also thanks to this project, Sultan has received the regional contribution for the realization of equipment designed to perform test on applied/used materials.
Sultan has started procedures for the implementation of the project.