Project: Industrial process optimisation through improved metrology of thermophysical properties

Acronym 17IND11 Hi-TRACE (Reference Number: 17IND11)
Duration 01/07/2018 - 30/06/2021
Project Topic Many industries run their operations at very high temperatures (up to 3000 °C) to increase efficiency and reduce emissions. Accurate knowledge of materials that can function reliably at these extreme temperatures, for example in shuttle re-entry, gas turbine blades, and nuclear fission reactors, is therefore essential. Although it’s possible to measure thermophysical properties (thermal diffusivity, spectral emissivity, specific heat, and fusion temperature) of solid materials up to 3000 °C, neither reference facilities nor materials exist for higher than 1500 °C. As a result, measurements made above this temperature have no traceable accuracy or consistency.This project will establish new methods for characterising the thermophysical properties of any solid material up to 3000 °C, and launch a network of reference facilities and materials available to industry. By supporting reliable measurement practices, this project will improve the understanding of high-temperature materials and enable industries such as the aeronautics and energy sectors to develop novel and innovative materials.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2017

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Coordinator France
2 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
3 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
4 Institut Za Nuklearne Nauke Vinca Partner Serbia
5 ArianeGroup SAS Partner France
6 Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Partner France
7 Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Würzburg-Schweinfurt Partner Germany
8 JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission Partner Belgium
9 Technische Universitaet Graz Partner Austria
10 Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung ZAE e.V. Partner Germany
11 Netzsch Gerätebau GmbH Observer Germany