Project: Industrial standards in the intermediate pressure-to-vacuum range

Accurate control of intermediate pressures in industrial environments can prevent the spread of contaminants and improve efficiency in many industrial processes, such as those used in power plants, petrochemical and pharmaceutical production, and the storage of nuclear and toxic wastes. Traceable intermediate-range pressure measurements must be provided in these industries in order to satisfy international requirements regarding safety, precision, sterility and performance. Conventional calibration procedures are however extremely dependent on weather conditions and often target uncertainty levels cannot be achieved. High-accuracy primary standards and alternative calibration techniques, whose accuracy is independent of ambient conditions, need to be developed to meet the requirements of industry. This project will develop new pressure standards and calibration methods for absolute, positive and negative gauge pressures in the intermediate range. The results will increase the efficiency and safety of industrial processes, provide a basis for new technologies and reduce the risk of environmental contamination.

Acronym 14IND06 pres2vac (Reference Number: 14IND06)
Duration 01/06/2015 - 31/05/2018
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2014

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Centro Español de Metrología Partner Spain
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Conservatoire national des arts et metiers Partner France
5 Institut za Kovinske Materiale in Tehnologije Partner Slovenia
6 Instituto Português da Qualidade, I.P. Partner Portugal
7 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
8 SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Partner Sweden
9 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
10 Univerzita Karlova v Praze Partner Czech Republic
11 Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia Universidade Nova de Lisboa Partner Portugal
12 Umeå Universitet Partner Sweden
13 Panepistimio Thessalias Partner Greece
14 INFICON AG Observer Liechtenstein
15 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Observer Italy
16 Trescal Limited Observer United Kingdom