Granta for Wind Technology
Los Alamos National Labs
Oak Ridge National Labs
Westinghouse Electric Co
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Energy and Nuclear
- Save time, reduce risk, and support innovation with a single, reliable, easy-to-use source of corporate materials data
- Designed with leading energy and nuclear organizations to meet key requirements such as traceability and security
- Integrate access to in-house test, QA, and design data with leading references such as ASME BPV Code
Energy generation, whether from fossil fuels, wind, or nuclear, can place substantial demands on materials. The same is true of other nuclear engineering applications—for example, in medicine, defense, and research. If you are involved in these sectors, your organization may well generate huge quantities of materials data in testing and quality assurance. Materials engineers can find it a time-consuming, costly, and error-prone process simply to curate this data—many organizations lack effective systems to support this process.
Yet, if you are a materials specialist, engineer, or manager involved in the design process, you will know the advantages of effectively applying this data, together with reference data from trusted sources such as industry handbooks. You can ensure that materials meet requirements for strength, fatigue, and other mechanical and thermal properties reliably over many years. Granta works closely with world-leading energy and nuclear organizations to develop products and services that help to address these issues.
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Products and services
GRANTA MI for materials data management
Materials data is mission-critical in conventional power (e.g., developing next-generation coal-fired power stations); nuclear applications (for energy, research, and defense); and renewable energy (for example, composite materials for wind turbines). You need to capture and retain data from sources such as materials tests and quality assurance. You need to deploy up-to-date, accurate data to designers and engineers in a secure, controlled, but easily usable manner. And data must be fully ‘traceable’. The Materials Data Management Consortium, a group of top aerospace, defense, and energy enterprises, works with Granta to develop a best-practice approach to these challenges, embodied in the GRANTA MI™ software system.
Eco design and regulations
Every engineering organization must now design with environmental regulations such as REACH in mind. Eco objectives, such as reducing wastes and emissions, are also increasingly important. Materials are central to these issues, because regulation constrains what materials can be used, and because materials properties determine much of the environmental impact of products. Granta provides software tools and reference data to help address environmental issues during design.
Specialist energy reference data
Reference data on materials properties is often required in design or analysis. This information must be drawn from reliable, traceable sources. Often, these sources require regulatory approval. Granta provides easy, cost-effective, enterprise-wide access to key references such the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code materials (pictured below). GRANTA MI even enables access to these data sources via your CAE, FEA or other third-party software.
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To find out more about what Granta are doing to support those in the Wind Power sector, read our customer case study here »