Motivation. The general scope of this WP is to develop a guideline document with materials requirements as basis for design of structures in the arctic region. The work will build upon and further develop the Guideline written in AM I. The guideline will address the following materials: (1) Steels and weldments, and (2) Polymers. Aluminium is covered by Eurocode 9 for temperatures down to -100°C, and will not be included in the Project Guidelines.
The polymer part of the Guideline will focus on subsea thermal insulation and sealing applications and to Identify operational requirements and reliability level to further develop needed input for guideline
The content of the updated Project Guideline will depend on the results obtained and aspects treated in the project, the maturity of the models developed and the degree of validation performed.