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European Metrology Network for Mathematics and Statistics

Supporting mathematical and statistical applications for measurement science in Europe

Case Studies

Please find below selected case studies from EURAMET's European Metrology Research Projects (EMRP and EMPIR) that are related to Mathmet:

MRI standards spur innovation

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic tool used to detect serious medical conditions, including cancers, heart disease and strokes. Thirty million MRI scans are performed in the EU each year providing doctors with valuable 3D images without the need for invasive investigations or patients being exposed to ionizing ra...

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Trusting complex software

Modern cars must be manufactured with great precision to ensure they meet design specification. Grooves in the pistons or ripples on body surfaces affect the car’s performance and appearance. Most engineering industries face similar issues, as ever greater accuracy is required to produce more precisely engineered parts. Co-ord...

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Accuracy for installed flow meters

Understanding how fluids move around pipes is vital for improving efficiency and safety – whether in manufacturing processes or in the transport of commodities such as oil and gas. But fluid flow in pipes is variable which makes measuring it hard. Better models are needed to understand how bends in pipes influence fluid flow, s...

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Smart meter reliability

Electricity meters measure how much energy consumers use so they can be accurately billed. If they measure incorrectly it is bad news for the consumer; either they are charged more individually, or they are undercharged leading energy companies to raise prices. Smart meters are being manufactured in large batches and introduced...

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Validating 3D measurement software

Computer aided measurements are an essential part of engineering projects. From predicting if building components can access sites, to having confidence in the structural integrity of walls and containers, reliable 3D models are needed for critical decisions on safety, appearance, and investment. Computer simulations turn mill...

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Safe airport scanners

Terahertz (THz) lasers are finding new uses in non-destructive material testing and security scanning. The long wavelength radiation these lasers emit is ideal for both applications as it can pick-up near surface defects or substances hidden under clothes which pose security risks. Manufacturers of materials are keen to embrace...

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Safer MRI for metal implant wearers

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) plays a vital role in diagnosing conditions such as joint, spine and tissue problems, as well as various cancers. Thirty million patients in the EU undergo MRI exams each year. However, 8–10% of the European population have metal implants meaning that additional precautions have to be taken to e...

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