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Novel high temperature metal-carbon eutectic fixed points for radiation thermometry, radiometry and thermocouples (HIMERT)

Objective

Many industrial processes (for example iron and steel, non-ferrous metal processing, carbon composite manufacture, semiconductor manufacturer, motor industry) require accurate high temperature contact and non-contact thermometry. Currently, this is severely restricted by the lack of fixed points above the copper point. This can result in large, unquantified errors in thermometry leading to reduced product quality, increased batch rejection with consequent increase in waste. This project will develop a completely new measurement/test method, based around novel metal-carbon eutectics, providing greatly improved measurement reliability for industry. In addition the project will significantly improve traceability of International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90) to industry and provide a new method for demonstrating scale equivalence between National Measurement Institutes (NMIs) and accredited laboratories.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

N/A

Participants (6)

BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
Germany
Address
2-12,Abbestraße 2-12
10587 Berlin
CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL DES ARTS ET METIERS
France
Address
Rue Saint-martin 292
75141 Paris
LABORATOIRE NATIONAL D'ESSAIS
France
Address
Rue Gaston Boissier 1
75724 Paris
LAND INSTRUMENTS INTERNATIONAL LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Wreakes Lane, Dronfield
S18 6DL Sheffield
THERMOCOAX S.A.S.
France
Address
10,Planquivon
61438 Flers
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
Address
Paseo Del Cauce S/n
47011 Valladolid