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    LAMEF
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    CHÂTEAU

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    LAMEF
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    FLEXIBLE RISERS

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    FLEXIBLE RISERS

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    FRICTION WELDING MACHINES

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LAMEF - Physical Metallurgy Laboratory

We are part of the Metallurgy Department, School of Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. We have in our staff four professors, thirty engineers and one technician who together with PhD students, Masters and undergraduates compose a team of approximately 200 people working in different areas of expertise. The choice of topics for research and services in general carried out within our Post-Graduation Program in Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (PPGE3M) has been directed in accordance with the expectations of our clients from the public and private sector which ensures a balance between practical and academic issues.

We have a impressive infrastructure for the characterization of engineering materials, as well as performing mechanical tests in air and in corrosive media, process simulation via the finite elements method and non-destructive tests.

LAMEF has implemented and accredited by The National Institute of Metrology (INMETRO) a quality system based on the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) which aims to systematize the testing and provide reliability of our results.

1956

1956

LAMEF foundation by Prof. Raul Cohen

1976

1976

Electron microscopy sector inauguration by Prof. José Francisco Kiss

1990

1990

Prof. Dr. Telmo Strohaecker takes on the laboratory coordination

2000

2000

CT/Petro project – KS hook

2001

2001

First resonance fatigue test of rigid pipes

2003

2003

First fatigue test of flexible pipes

Project – New pumping unit concept

2004

2004

CADETEC inauguration

CHÂTEAU building reinauguration after refurbishment

2006

2006

LAMEF integration to REMATO (from portuguese, “Rede Multicêntrica de Avaliação de Implantes Ortopédicos” - Multicentric Network of Orthopedic Implants Evaluation)

LAMEF 50 years

2008

2008

Quality manual implementation - ABNT NBR ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Standard

2009

2009

First quality audit accomplished by SENAI

2010

2010

INMETRO accreditation - ABNT NBR ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Standard

2011

2011

Quality system monitoring performed by INMETRO

Laboratory infrastructure sponsored by PETROBRAS

2012

2012

Crushing Pipes project

Circuit board prototyping equipment

Hydraluic cylinder develpment (820 tonf dinamyc / 1500 tonf static)

Quality prize given by PGQP RS – Bronze Medal

Formalization of the Environmental Management System and Safety Committee

ABNT NBR ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Standard accreditation given by Rio Grande do Sul Metrology Network (from portuguese, Rede Metrológica do Rio Grande do Sul)

2013

2013

Start of operation GE – SEIFERT Charon XRD X-ray diffractometer

Start of operation friction welding machine MASF 1500

Reacredditation performed by INMETRO

2014

2014

LAMEF received the innovation award as an institution of science and technology of south of Brazil FINEP 2014

The MASF project ranked second in the Innovation Award sponsored by ABM

LAMEF was accredited to act as a Embrapii Unit. Focus is on business demand for innovation in technology and pipeline integrity

LAMEF is part of a master plan to structure the actions of SibratecShop

2015

2015

COTEQ 2015

The paper "Innovative friction welding process for pipeline construction", in which the development of the MASF 1500 machine was outlined, received the prize for the best technical paper presented in oral format at the 13th COTEQ - Equipment Technology Conference.

Premio ANP

The project "Rotating ring friction welding machine" was selected as finalist of the 2015 ANP Award for Technological Innovation in Category 1 - Technical Innovation developed in Brazil by a Science and Technology Institution (ICT). Petrobras is LAMEF's partner in this project.

Finep Award for Innovation

17th National Edition of Finep's award
The Physical Metallurgy Laboratory of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) was the winner in category ICT (Science and Technology Institution). LAMEF has its own infrastructure and develops scientific projects and performs technological services in the area of engineering.

Rio Pipeline Conference & Exposition 2015

The prize was awarded to the paper "Development of a Friction Welding Machine for Pipes with Rotatory Ring and Evaluation of Stainless Steel Duplex UNS32205 Pipe Weld Joint", presented by Daniela Ramminger Pissanti. The results presented were generated through research and development projects with Petrobras and ANP.

Petrobras

Innovation award.

2016

2016

Best Paper

9º International Colloquium SAE BRASIL for suspension and road implements.

Subsea Forum Rio

Outstanding Award