ECCC RECOMMENDATION VOLUMES

ECCC RECOMMENDATION VOLUMES

Download the file containing the Recommendation volumes using the links below.

 History of ECCC and the Recommendation Volumes

  • ECCC was formed in 1991. During the period 1992 to 1996, its activities, funded under the European Commission’s Concerted Action programme, led to the development of recommendations for the generation, collation/exchange and assessment of creep data for virgin parent materials [1]. Using these guidelines, ECCC working groups collated and assessed creep rupture data for a number of high temperature steels, and resulting creep strength values were provided to the European Committee for Iron and Steel Standardisation (ECISS) for adoption in the new European product standards under preparation at the time.
  • From 1997 to 2001, ECCC received support from the European Commission’s Thematic Network programme. Its work then focused on the properties of weldments as well as parent materials. Recommendations were developed for the generation and assessment of creep data for weldments, and WG3x working groups were established to collate and assess weldment data for ferritic steels, austenitic steels, nickel base alloys and dissimilar metal joints. The first issue of ECCC Data Sheets were published during this period.
  • Between 2001-2005, the number of ECCC Recommendation Volumes was extended to nine and the scope of the Data Sheets expanded, this activity again being supported by the EC’s Thematic Network programme. The higher number of Recommendation Volumes reflected the increased scope of working group activity to include the consideration of creep strain and ductility assessment, post exposed data, creep crack initiation data and the analysis of high temperature multi-axial features and components.
VOLUME 1 – Overview of the recommendations volumes Link for download
VOLUME 2 – Terms and terminology Link for download
VOLUME 3 – Recommendations for data acceptability criteria and the generation of creep data Link for download
VOLUME 4 – Guidance for the exchange and collation of creep data Link for download
VOLUME 5 – Guidance for the assessment of uniaxial creep data Link for download
VOLUME 6 – Residual life assessment and microstructure Link for download
VOLUME 7 – Guidance for the assessment of creep crack initiation in testpieces and components Not yet available
VOLUME 8 – Guidance for the assessment of multi-axial creep test data Not yet available
VOLUME 9 – High temperature component analysis Link for download