Subsitute graphite for steel


Maximizing Profitability + Developing high efficiency & reliability machines


Innovation for cost, time & quality improvement

Romain Grossemy — EDF, Operational super-visor at the Spare parts and Logistics division

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Customer needs

In order to be more effective and to facilitate maintenance while improving availability, EDF experts wanted to test and evaluate performances of a new graphite seal on a nuclear reactor vessel.

Customer benefits

Identification of needs and improvements, better understanding of graphite use, behaviour and design within a very short delivery time.

Cetim answer

Cetim experts developped tailor-made test bench (real conditions replicated) , carried out high-temperature and high pressure tests and set up design of experiments.

Delivered results

Report with data analysis and definition of installation features required to qualification phase.