Project: Enhancing process efficiency through improved temperature measurement 2

Acronym 17IND04 EMPRESS 2 (Reference Number: 17IND04)
Duration 01/05/2018 - 30/04/2021
Project Topic For many manufacturers, product quality and uniformity are critically dependent upon temperature. Accurate temperature measurement in industry, however, is still a challenge: errors from tens to hundreds of degrees Celsius are possible for processes such as welding, whilst thermometer accuracy can drift over time. For some existing thermometer types and newer optical fibre-based designs, there are few or no current methods to trace their calibration back to primary standards held by National Measurement Institutes (NMIs). This project will improve the accuracy of a range of thermometer types used in manufacturing, as well as undertaking validation of in-situ references standards for combustion flame temperature measurement. For industrial processes where surface temperatures can reach the 1300 ºC region, methods will be developed with target levels of uncertainty less than 3 ºC, the measurements traceable to standards held by NMI laboratories. With better product uniformity resulting from improved temperature control, European manufacturers will be able to achieve greater efficiency through reduced wastage costs.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Centro Español de Metrología Partner Spain
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Partner Spain
5 Teknologisk Institut Partner Denmark
6 Danmarks Tekniske Universitet Partner Denmark
6 Danmarks Tekniske Universitet Partner Denmark
7 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
8 Justervesenet Partner Norway
9 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
10 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
11 Univerza v Ljubljani Partner Slovenia
12 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Partner Italy
13 Elkem AS Partner Norway
14 Institut fuer Photonische Technologien e.V. Partner Germany
15 ITT Italia S.R.L Partner Italy
16 MUT Advanced Heating GmbH Partner Germany
17 University of Strathclyde Partner United Kingdom
18 Universidad Carlos III De Madrid Partner Spain
19 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge Partner United Kingdom
20 University of Southampton Partner United Kingdom
21 Acerinox Europa S.A. Observer Spain
22 Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S Observer Denmark
23 BAE Systems Marine Ltd Observer United Kingdom
24 CCPI Europe Ltd Observer United Kingdom
25 Johnson Matthey Plc Observer United Kingdom
26 Sensia Solutions S.L. Observer Spain