Compusystem srl is a small consulting enterprise (Private Limited Company), founded in 1992, having a top level professional team of senior engineers and technicians.
Compusystem is a customer-oriented company, able to support clients giving effort for the development of new technologies in the industrial field, also working in their plants and laboratories.
The Compusystem experience and know-how have been acquired in several year of activities in the field of Research and Development in metallurgical, mechanical and testing sectors by the consultant team, that have worked in primary R&D Centre.
The main Compusystem srl mission is the service customers in their laboratories and workshops to give support for the development of new technologies in the industrial sectors and testing laboratories.


  • Consultancy in the mechanical, metallurgical and steel industry;
  • Own management of workshops and mechanical, metallurgical and laboratories iron and steel;
  • Economic and industrial feasibility study, the search for community and facilitated financing;
  • Training in metallurgy, metallography and mechanical testing;
  • Project management;
  • Management of data processing centres both on your own and for third parties;
  • Production, rental sale, training courses for hardware, software and scientific equipment product, including technical assistance, maintenance and repair;
  • Concession of software products through a license of use; representation, sale, marketing of the above for third party accounts that, own, including use and consumable materials;
  • Establishment and organization of schools recognized by the competent bodies for specialization courses by regional and EU programs, for private companies, for private citizens, all with personal assistance specialized; creation of specialized sales points relating to the social object;
  • Assembly of all the above-mentioned products.

Materials for Ultra-Supercritical and Advanced Ultra-Supercritical Power Plants

1st Edition

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Editors: Augusto Di Gianfrancesco

Hardcover ISBN: 9780081005521

eBook ISBN: 9780081005583

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

Published Date: 8th September 2016

Page Count: 900


About the Editor:

Augusto Di Gianfrancesco

Dr Augusto Di Gianfrancesco is a Materials & Technologies Consultant, Italy. He was based at Centro Sviluppo Materiali (CSM), Rome, Italy 1983 until 2014. He held Senior Metallurgist and Project Leader positions on “High Temperature Materials”. He was responsible for R&D activities on steels and superalloys for high temperature applications in power generation plants. He was also member of Management Committee of EU Program COST 522-536, co-founder of the European Creep Collaborative Committee and co-founder of the Italian Working Group on Creep Resistant Materials. In addition, he has been member of the International Board of the 5th, 6th & 7th EPRI International Conferences on Advances in Materials Technology for Fossil Power Plants, METAL2013/4/5, the 6th International Conference on Creep, Fatigue and Creep-Fatigue Interaction, and vice chairman of the 3rd ECCC Conference held 2014 in Rome. He is author and/or co-author of more than 280 technical reports and more than 100 papers presented in national and international conferences or magazines.

Affiliations and Expertise

Materials & Technologies Consultant, ItalyAuthors: A. Di Gianfrancesco (Consultant Italy), R. Blum (Consultant Denmark), F. Masuyama (Kyushu Inst. of Technology, Japan), J. Hald (TU Denmark), P.  Barnard (Doosan Babcock UK), S. Roberts (Goodwin Steel UK), G. Zeiler (Boehler Edelstahl Austria), G. Lucacci (C-Blade Italy), S. Sorrentino (FRO – Air Liquide Welding, Italy) , F. Abe (NIMS, Japan) , M. Spiegel (SZMF, Germany), P. Schraven (Salzgitter Mannessmann Stainless Tube, Germany) , U. Forsberg &,G. Chai (Sandvik Sweden) , J.De Barbadillo (Special Metals USA), K. Kruger (Haynes Int. USA), J. Klöwer (Outokumpu VDM Germany), J. Shingledecker (EPRI, USA), M. Fukuda (Sophia Univ. Japan), Zhengdong. LIU, China Iron and Steel Research Institute, China), Xishan Xie (Univ. of Science & Technology Beijing, China).


The Compusystem main collaboration:

  • 1992 – 2000: IBM SEMEA ITALIA – Teaching. Courses for Programmers Language C, Language C ++, Assembler, Object Oriented Programming Technique, Data Base Structure.
  • 1992 – 2008: AIAD – Italian Federation of Companies in the Aerospace, Defense and Security:  Hardware and Commercial Software Supply and Assistance, Personnel Training for the Use of Office Software, Web Portal Development, Management Software Development. Preparation of the Directory of Associated Companies (Electronic Booklet)
  • 1992 – 2008: UNAVIA – Italian Association Operating in the Standardization Sector (UNI-CEN Regulations) and Training and Qualification in the Aeronautical Sector; Hardware and Commercial Software Assistance, Personnel Training for the Use of Office Software, Web Portal Development, Management Software Development
  • 1998 – 2015: ASD-STAN – Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe For Standardization. Feasibility Study for the creation of the WEB Portal for the On-Line Development of the Regulations Dedicated to the Aeronautical and Space Sector. Activity carried out under the auspices of the CEN European Standardization Committee.
  • 2004 – 2014: CSM – Centro Sviluppo Materiali: Consulting and Collaboration Activities for the drafting, Management and Technical Conduct of the Scientific Activities of Italian and European Research and Development Projects.

Participation in the following European research and development projects:

  • RFSR-CT-2005-00032 – Load spectrum lightening of fatigue tests data for time reduction of design validation (2004-2007)
    • RFSR-CT-2007-0002 – Development of methods for the characterization, fracture assessment and life prediction of new high strength steel under variable temperature operating conditions. (2007-2010). During this project a long and fruitful exchange of experiences between Compusystem and Imperial College of London (prof. K. Nikbin and Prof. R.P. Skelton) has been developed.
    • Participation with the Technical Conducting Responsibility in the eni gas & power division industrial research project (2009-2014). MAST-AE Remote Monitoring of Pipes for Gas Transport using the Acoustic Emission technique
    • Participation in the 2012 European RFSR call for research and development funds in the context of the project proposal: RFSR – O2W – Development of an Innovative and Cost-effective Condition Monitoring System (CMS) for On-line Damage Assessment of Wind Offshore Support Structures 
  • 2009:  SAIPEM: Consultancy for failure analysis of Ti-alloys compressor and Ni-base single crystal turbine blades of 10MW Solar Gas Turbine (San Diego, CA, USA).
  • 2004 – 2014: EFESTO MI. SRL: Mechanical Workshop Specialized in the Extraction and Construction of Specimens for the Conducting of Mechanical Tests on behalf of the CSM). Support and assistance for the construction of specimens. Assistance and Coordination of Information Systems.
  • 2011 – 2012: ITAMEC SRL:  Business Consortium Company share in the ITAMEC SRL Consortium consisting of 6 Companies operating in the Aerospace Sector (Mechanics, Electronics, Special Processes) with the aim of adhering to the initiatives promoted by the Ministry of Defense and assisted by AIAD for participation in calls for the construction of components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program. Compusystem srl oversaw the activities of the presidency with participation in all national and international initiatives promoted by MoD and AIAD. (Washington DC Italian Embassy, Rome AIAD, CASD).
  • 2013: Tectubi Raccordi SpA: State of art of Steel Grades 91 and 92 and derivatives.
  • 2013 – 2017: CENTRO COSTRUZIONI SRL:
    • External Relations Management for Centro Costruzioni Group Industrial Group based in Anagni.
    • Organization and Participation in the Following Aeronautical Salons:
      • 11-13 March 2014 – AEROSPACE & Defense Supply Summit SEATTLE  (USA)
      • 7-9 October 2014 – MRO Europe Aviation Week 2014 Madrid (Spain)
      • 28-30 October 2014 – AIRTEC 2014 9th International Aerospace Supply Fair Frankfurt (Germany)
      • 15-21 June 2015 – International Paris Air Show – Paris (France)
      • 9 -13 September 2015 – China Helicopter Exposition (Tianjin-China)
      • 14-15 April 2016 – AEROSPACE & Defense Supply Summit SEATTLE (USA)
    • PROMOTER OF THE TERRITORIAL PROJECT in Anagni – SMI Multifunctional structure integrated with the aim of creating a national aerospace structure for industrial activities D3R3 (Demilitarization Dismantling Disposal (D3), Reuse, Recycling or Resale (R3), NATO NSPA.
    • Coordination and Participation with the support of AIAD and Italian Embassy in Ottawa (Canada) to the presentation of the SMI project to Soc. Bombardier in Montreal (Canada).
    • Presentation of the SMI project to the Department of Economic Development of the Lazio Region for the support of the activity carried out at Bombardier.
    • Leadership of the technical working group of the AeroLazio business network composed of 4 HighTech companies in the aerospace sector for the development of the D3R3 activities inherent in the SMI project.
    • Participation in the drafting of the expression of interest promoted by the Lazio Region PON FESR 2014-2018.
    • Project Co-Research Supported by POR FERS Lazio 2007/2013 for the development of an Innovative System for the conduct of mechanical hot-run tests of steel for use in the energy industry. Activities in support of the mechanical design, technical assistance for the realization of the mechanical parts, engineering of the software for the control and execution of the hot flow test and the commissioning of the machine itself were carried out
    • Project AIDA 2014 – Development of a computer-aided design methodology for the stretch-forming of parts in AISI 301 service of the machine itself.
    • Technical collaboration with UNICAS (University of Cassino Mechanical Engineering Department).
  • 2016 – 2017: MAAG – Systems AG – Zurich. Support in carrying out audits for the qualification of steel forged components suppliers. Development of the procedure (Working Instruction Obtaining Process) for the forging of medium/large steel shafts trees..
  • 2016: Italian Welding Institute – IIS PROGRESS. Preparation of Project to develop a new mechanical test lab in UAE, for evaluation of welding joints and WPS.
  • 2016 – 2017: ENGIE (UK): State of art of Inconel Alloys 718 and 706 technical reports: metallurgy, metallography and mechanical testing properties.
  • 2017 – 2020: POR FESR LAZIO 2014/2020 – REGIONE LAZIO Progetto Kets’s Tecnologie Abilitanti.  Development of unconventional High Temperature Testing Systems of High Thermomechanical Performance Materials for the improvement of Propulsion Systems Design Methods and Energy Generation and evaluation of the Residual Life (TermTest), in collaboration with: ILM srl (, University of Cassino Mechanical Engineering department (, Parco Tecnologico del Lazio Meridionale (, Italsigma srl ( Ongoing project
  • 2019 – 2020: Collaboration with Italsigma SRL. Development of test systems for the high temperature qualification of metallic materials (steels and super alloys). Ongoing Project.
  • 2019 – 2020: Assignment (in collaboration with Italsigma) of the INAIL (DIPARTIMENTO INNOVAZIONI TECNOLOGICHE E SICUREZZA DEGLI IMPIANTI, PRODOTTI E INSEDIAMENTI ANTROPICI; call for the supply of a test machine for Small Punch Creep Test. Ongoing Project
  • 2019: Beltrame Group (Calarasi, Romania): Preparation of project (currently in standby) for optimization of quenching and tempering treatments of special steels bars for mechanical and Oil & Gas applications; training for plant, metallographic and mechanical labs technicians.
  • 2019: since 2019 Compusystem is member of the Italian Creep Group jointly with: Franchini Acciai, ENEL Concert, RINA Consulting – Centro Sviluppo Materiali, Ansaldo Boiler, INAIL, CNR-IENI, POLIMI, RTMBreda, Andaldo Energia, Hammer-Forge Vienna, ENEA, IIS, Tenaris.


  • Aeronautic, Helicopter & Space
  • Power Generation
  • Gas Turbine
  • Oil & Gas
  • Standards
  • Materials properties and perfomance
  • R&D project preparation and management
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Testing Machines set-up and up-grade
  • Failure Analysis
  • Stress Analysis
  • Software and Automation
  • Training
  • Metallurgy of steels, alloys and superalloys
  • Metallography
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Development of testing methodologies
  • Acoustic Emission ND Control
  • Instrument automation
  • Software development
  • Data analysis and elaboration
  • Tailored database development
  • Mechanical testing, in cooperation with external laboratories
  • Customer laboratories in-situ service
  • Instruments management
  • Metallurgy and Metallography of steels, alloys and superalloys
  • Heat treatment
  • Surface treatment
  • Mechanical testing on metals, composites and ceramics materials, i.e.: Creep, Creep-Fatigue, LCF, HCF, TMF, CCG, FCG, Relaxation, Fracture Mechanics, Tensile, Impact.