Project: Techniques for ultra-high voltage and very fast transients

This project will support the standardisation of ultra-high voltage measurement techniques, focussing on the needs of three different industrial sectors. One part of the project will focus on high-voltage measurements for medical X-ray equipment. The traceable measurements of practical peak voltage and exposure time provided by the project will ensure a better control of the dose delivered by X-ray units used in fields such as radiology, mammography and dentistry. This will help to ensure good diagnostic performance while keeping radiation doses to patients to a minimum. Another aspect of the project will focus on measurements of partial discharge in high-voltage power systems. The capabilities developed will improve the reliability of the power supply from high-voltage direct-current transmission lines, which are increasingly being deployed across Europe due to the low-loss, long-distance energy transmission offered. Finally, the project will provide new calibration methods for fast transient sensors, to address the needs of the electrical power industry.

Acronym 15NRM02 UHV (Reference Number: 15NRM02)
Duration 01/05/2016 - 01/05/2019
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2015

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Coordinator Sweden
2 Fundación para el Fomento de la Innovación Industrial Partner Spain
3 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
4 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
5 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
6 Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Partner France
7 GE Medical Systems, Société en Commandite Simple Partner France