Project: Metrology for length-scale engineering of materials

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 14IND03 Strength-ABLE (Reference Number: 14IND03)
Duration 01/06/2015 - 31/05/2018
Project Topic Metrology
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2014

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Partner Germany
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Dansk Fundamental Metrologi A/S Partner Denmark
5 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
6 Adama Innovations Ltd Partner Ireland
7 Queen Mary University of London Partner United Kingdom
8 Technische Universitaet Chemnitz Partner Germany
9 Coventry University Partner United Kingdom
10 United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Partner United Kingdom
11 University of Leicester Partner United Kingdom
12 Anton Paar TriTec SA Observer Switzerland
13 Atotech Deutschland GmbH Observer Germany
14 Element Six Limited Observer United Kingdom
15 Eidgenoessische Materialpruefungs- und Forschungsanstalt Observer Switzerland
16 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Observer Germany
17 Micro Materials Limited Observer United Kingdom
18 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Observer Germany