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Disarming of gas bottles

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 450 000
Project duration June 2018 - May 2019
Status Completed
Venture Innovationsprojekt i företag 2018

Purpose and goal

During the course of the project, we have identified and demonstrated a method for disarming gas cylinders that are superior to the methods indicated in the application. The full potential and limitations of the method need to be further investigated. Our study of freedom-to-operate indicates no obstacles to commercialization. The company has deepened its IP strategy and has become aware of strengths, weaknesses and its position in the market.

Expected results and effects

The identified method has great potential to become a tool for rescue services around the world to disarm gas bottles, especially acetylene tubes. The results achieved in this project constitute a good platform for further experiments with the aim of determining the full potential of the method, limitations and applications. The outcome is thus somewhat different from what was outlined in the application, but the potential of the method now used is definitely preferable to the original ideas in the application.

Planned approach and implementation

The relatively flexible layout gave the opportunity to further reflect on the methods indicated in the application for the disarmament and its advantages and disadvantages, which was good. The reflection led to the now identified and demonstrated method. What at that stage spoke for the method was the simplicity of applying it to gas bottles relative to the indicated methods. We are pleased with the arrangement we chose even if the lead times for demonstrating the method were slightly longer than we had hoped. Our approach gave the opportunity to handle this, which we are pleased with.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2018-01925

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