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Laboratorium Soete

St-Pietersnieuwstraat 41 
9000 Ghent 
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T+32 9 264 78 84 (secr.)
F+32 9 264 78 85

Prof. dr. Paul Van Cauwenberge

Prof. dr. ir. Rudi Denys
Director Laboratorium Soete

Prof. dr. ir. Patrick De Baets

Prof. dr. ir. Wim De Waele
Plastic Design

ir. Tony Lefevre
Fracture Testing

Types or Fields of Activity

The Laboratory Soete has built up its reputation in large-scale testing of welds (curved wide plate). Numerous studies have been undertaken on the weldability and fracture resistance of the new generation pipeline steels, mainly on the basis of private sponsoring. The Laboratory is one of the driving forces in developing defect acceptance criteria for pipeline girth welds.