European Creep Collaborative Committee (ECCC)
ECCC was formed in 1991 to co-ordinate Europe-wide development of creep data for high temperature plants. ECCC concentrated its efforts, through the European Commission (supported Concerted Action BE 5524 'Creep'), on the coordination of projects and data dealing with rupture strength data development for parent metals.
ECCC provides an excellent platform for co-operation of European industry and research in the harmonisation of data for materials operating in the creep regime. This data is then provided to the European Standards bodies as agreed European data. ECCC frequently produces guidelines for the generation, treatment and assessment of large creep datasets for use by industry. Information days, conferences and training courses are organised to disseminate information on the work of ECCC.
ETD has previously co-ordinated the ECCC and more information can be found below.