Project: Novel techniques for traceable temperature dissemination

Temperature is one of the most frequently measured physical quantities in science and industry, with over two thirds of industrial processes monitored and controlled by temperature measurements. The International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90) is currently used throughout the world to calibrate temperature measurement equipment. The scale consists of a number of fixed points defined by the known melting/freezing points of certain chemical elements (and water). After the redefinition of the kelvin in terms of the Boltzmann constant this scale will continue to be used, however it has limitations and these need addressing. This project will resolve discrepancies in the realisation of the fixed points which will in turn lead to a reduction of the uncertainty associated with them. This will result in simpler and cheaper primary thermometers, new robust high performance sensors and reduced uncertainties in temperature measurement.

Acronym SIB10 NOTED (Reference Number: SIB10)
Duration 01/06/2012 - 31/05/2015
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2011 - Health, SI Broader Scope and New Technologies

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Centro Español de Metrología Coordinator Spain
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Conservatoire national des arts et metiers Partner France
4 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
5 Instituto Português da Qualidade, I.P. Partner Portugal
6 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
7 Magyar Kereskedelmi Engedelyezesi Hivatal Partner Hungary
8 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
9 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
10 Federale Overheidsdienst Economie, KMO, Middenstand en Energie Partner Belgium
11 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
12 Univerza v Ljubljani Partner Slovenia
13 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
14 Universidad De Cantabria Observer Spain