CSE Innovative-Program

Fail-Safe Protective Circuit After Crack/Leak Detection

No more discharge of toxic substances – not even in the event of failure in technical plants: “GreenSafety” area of research at CSE Institute seeks to attain. To achieve this, even the smallest of cracks on walls of apparatus in plants and pipelines must be detected early in advance. Cracks are caused by vibrations, constant change of pressure (dynamic loading) or corrosion. In future, cracks in vessels must not lead to leakage. In case of leakage, the hazardous substance must be detected when the leak is exceedingly small.

Cracks in Vessels and pipelines occur very rarely. They are not easily predictable. Fires, explosions and toxic dangers may occur whenever a hazardous substance is released to the environment. Industrialists try to avert these undesired effects by implementing very cost intensive preventative measures. Measures include ex-Zones, inspections at short intervals, massive (pressure-resistant) building designs, evaporation rings, water sprays and automatic road closure just to name but a few.

Today, incipient cracks, and very small leakages are detectable.

CSE-Institute develops innovative safety concepts to ensure that there is no or minimal release of hazardous substances from technical plants before the plant is put to a fail-safe operation state.

  • CSE Institute evaluates crack detection methods for detecting very small leaks in vessels and pipelines with a view to standardizing them.
  • CSE Institute researches on methods of emission/leak detection.
  • CSE develops safety protective circuits for technical plants.

Dissertations in SmartGrid

Project Data

BeginJune 2015 (planned)
Project Duration8 Years

Project Management:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schmidt

Reseach Fellow:
Announcement shall be made in the – career page

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schmidt, CSE
+49 (0) 721 6699 4780

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