FP7 (The Seventh Framework Programme)
Is the main EU instrument for the financing of scientific R&D programmes.
The Programme supports the cooperation among universities, research centres and industries (small and middle enterprises included) and provides financial support for their joint projects.
FP7 is designed to enhance effectiveness of the previous programmes aiming to establish the European Research Area (ERA) and knowledge based Europe economy development.
FP7 Research for SMEs program, call SME-2007-01
PROJECT NUMBER: 222152
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1st 2008
PROJECT TITLE: FIRE RETARDANT HOSES LINES FOR FORESTRY FIRE-FIGHTING APPLICATIONS
Coordinator: PRODUCTOS Y MANGUERAS ESPECIALES, S.A. (SPAIN)
Forest fires are a global challenge, affecting in Europe particularly the Mediterranean countries (Greece, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain), becoming an increasing problem to northern European forest due to the long-term effect of global warming...
It must be emphasized the end user demand on hoses specifications often exceed the manufacturing possibilities, such as the fire-resistance performance which presently is limited to a maximum of 1 minute resistance to a 350°C flame temperature...
Technical Barriers of Existing Products
There are a series of technical obstacles preventing the features of the FIRELI technology currently being realized, namely...