Project: Metrology for moisture in materials

Maintaining correct moisture levels during the production of products such as pharmaceuticals, foods and paper is vital for ensuring quality and durability, and reducing waste. Water may be removed from products by evaporation but there is a lack of reliable measurements to determine ‘dryness’. Usually, moisture is determined by weighing a sample before and after drying, and calculating the difference. However, the sample may still contain a certain amount of moisture after drying and so measurement uncertainty often remains unknown. This project will remove the ambiguity and inconsistency in moisture measurements and calibrations, improving traceability to the SI units, helping science measure moisture more accurately and enabling the development of new products, instruments and services in industry.

Acronym SIB64 METefnet (Reference Number: SIB64)
Duration 01/06/2013 - 31/05/2016
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2012 - Industry, SI Broader Scope and Open Excellence

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Coordinator Finland
2 Biroul Roman de Metrologie Legala Partner Romania
3 Centre Technique des Industries Aérauliques et Thermiques Partner France
4 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
5 Teknologisk Institut Partner Denmark
6 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
7 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
8 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
9 Univerza v Ljubljani Partner Slovenia
10 Tartu Ulikool Partner Estonia
11 Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale Italy