Failure Analysis of composite materials: 3 questions to our expert


The growth rate of composite materials is 6% to 7% a year. They are used in a wide range of sectors, from aeronautics to health, often as a replacement for metals. However, the design of composite parts is far more complex than that of their metal counterparts, and there are just as many different types …

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Testimonial CNES: Aluminium foams released into the stratosphere


The French Space Agency (CNES) has entrusted Cetim with safely landing the 800 kg gondola of a stratospheric balloon and its cargo of scientific instruments.  First Mars and its satellites, now the Earth’s stratosphere! The French Space Agency (CNES) has decided to equip the stratospheric balloons in the Strato-Science 2023 campaign with aluminium foam after this …


Cetim and Bureau Veritas join forces to support the development of the hydrogen industry


At the Hyvolution trade fair, Bureau Veritas and Cetim signed a partnership agreement intended to support the development of industrial players in the French hydrogen industry by addressing the entire value chain. It’s official! Cetim and Bureau Veritas have joined forces to support the development of the French hydrogen industry. Based on their highly complementary …


Failure Analysis of heavy industry equipment: 3 questions to our expert


In heavy industry, half of all failures are caused by errors in the design or selection of materials, while 40% are caused by operational conditions. The remaining 10% arise from external factors. The objective of failure analysis is to understand the root causes of these problems in order to improve the reliability, safety and efficiency …


Cetim at Hyvolution 2024: unlock Hydrogen technological barriers


Meet Cetim’s experts at Hyvolution and discover our services and solutions to adapt your skills, products and equipment to the requirements of hydrogen. Decarbonated hydrogen is emerging as one of the most promising solutions for meeting the challenges of climate change and the energy transition. In this buoyant context, political and economic players, both national …


Jec World 2024: join the worldwide composites community, meet with Cetim’s experts


At Jec World 2024, on Cetim booth 6E107, a special focus on solutions related to recyclability, clean mobility & hydrogen Join Cetim’s experts on its booth and learn more on its latest advances, focusing in particular on composite applications linked to hydrogen and recycling. On the agenda this year: exhibition of new demonstrators resulting from …

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Testimonial Suez EVNA: Residual life assessment: the turbine remains operational


EVNA, a waste-to-energy plant, asked Cetim to assess the gearwheel of a steam turbine. The analysis of its remaining residual life confirmed that it could continue to be used while the replacement wheel was being manufactured. The waste-to-energy plant EVNA is operated by Suez in Haguenau Saverne (Bas-Rhin, France). It produces and supplies hot water …

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Testimonial TotalEnergies Fluids: CFD simulation to optimise performance


TotalEnergies Fluids entrusted Cetim with the task of studying the benefits of adding a pre-distribution tray and determining the impact of twisted stacks on the fluid distribution of a hydrogenation reactor in the United States. A high performance CFD simulation tool, capable of quickly providing the most accurate calculations possible, is not enough. “You need to …


Nuclear power: a major theme for mechanical engineering!


With more than 50 years of experience in the nuclear industry, Cetim, Carnot-accredited technological institute, has become a key partner of all players in the Nuclear Industry. The Center will be showcasing its expertise throughout the entire life cycle of today’s and tomorrow’s nuclear energy at WNE, the World Nuclear Exhibition, from November 28 to …


In-depth look, Residual Life Assessment (RLA): 3 questions to our expert


In Europe, more than 50% of the funding earmarked for infrastructure development is allocated to the maintenance and modernisation of existing facilities. This means that there is a growing interest in assessing the Residual Life Assessment (RLA) of facilities. These assessments provide industrial manufacturers in all sectors with information about the overall condition of their …