Project: Automotive particle emissions: dissemination of aerosol measurement expertise to standards bodies

The efficiency of high-value manufacturing processes is heavily reliant on accurate, traceable temperature measurement, with some processes requiring reliable control at temperatures up to 2000 °C. Current state-of-the-art tools used by industry to measure high temperatures (above 1300 °C) suffer from drift and large measurement uncertainties. Even at lower temperatures (below 500 °C), used more widely in industrial processes, manufacturers often experience difficulty complying with the low uncertainties needed to satisfy standards due to the limitations of surface temperature measurement techniques. Improved measurement capability could lead to reduced product rejection and increased energy efficiency, reducing costs for manufacturers. This project will significantly enhance the efficiency of high-value manufacturing processes by improving temperature measurement capability with new sensors and calibration techniques, and introducing traceability directly into processes.

Acronym 14SIP03 Autopart (Reference Number: 14SIP03)
Duration 01/06/2015 - 31/05/2018
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2014

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany