Project: High pressure metrology for industrial applications

Advanced high-pressure technologies are frequently used in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical and car industries. In the car industry the application of high, continuously increasing, pressures plays a vital role in the manufacturing of direct injection fuel systems, which have improved petrol and diesel engine performance. The pressures used in some modern systems are higher than the current European calibration capability, which is limited to around 1 GPa (gigapascal). This project aims to develop new standards to extend this capability to 1.6 GPa and to support the continuing use of high pressure technologies. This will enable an increase in product quality and lifetime, a saving of materials and a reduction in energy use and pollution.

Acronym IND03 HighPRES (Reference Number: IND03)
Duration 01/10/2011 - 30/09/2014
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2010 - Industry and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
4 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
5 Slovenský Metrologický Ústav Partner Slovakia
6 Technische Universitaet Clausthal Observer Germany