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Countries lead three EMPIR Capacity Building projects for the first time

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EURAMET enables new areas of Europe to lead EMPIR projects

EMPIR Capacity Building projects aim to support the participating organisations to develop their metrological research expertise, and are one of the EURAMET tools that enable the integration of new areas of Europe into a metrology landscape that is coherent, efficient and sustainable.

Three joint research projects that have just completed their first of three years of research are being coordinated by National Measurement Institutes in countries new to this role.

The projects, all designed to meet a demonstrated measurement need, are:

  • Establishing traceability for liquid density measurements (17RPT02, rhoLiq), led by IPQ in Portugal. This project is working to build the technical capability of participants in order to deliver high accuracy measurement of liquid density for industrial users. For a range of sectors that includes food and pharmaceuticals, liquid products are often quantified by mass or volume; since liquid density is directly related to those two quantities, it is itself a key parameter.
  • A digital traceability chain for AC voltage and current (17RPT03, DIG-AC) led by FER-PEL in Croatia. This project will advance the European capability for digital evaluation of dynamic AC voltage and current by utilising quantum standards and developing publicly available measurement systems. Digital technologies are at the heart of a wide range of industries, from healthcare to advanced manufacturing. A vital part of ensuring Europe’s continuing success in these sectors is the implementation of a robust digital infrastructure.
  • A versatile electrical impedance calibration laboratory based in digital impedance bridges (17RPT04, VersICal) led by NSAI in Ireland. Electrical impedance is one of the most widely measured electrical quantities, important for studying areas including supercapacitors, solar materials, and biological tissues. This project will design, construct, and validate a single reference impedance bridge, develop a good practice guide for the application of digital impedance bridges, and create a virtual training lab. In doing so, the project will facilitate the training and dissemination of expertise in practical way, supporting industries in the adoption of digital techniques for accurate impedance measurements.

EMPIR projects are co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the EMPIR Participating States.

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