News

EMRP project IND04 MetroMetal prototype tested in industry

Joint Research Project IND04 - Ionizing Radiation Metrology for Metallurgical Industry (short name: MetroMetal) will produce new reference materials, methods and devices to improve the detection of radioactivity in steelworks.

JRP-Partner CIEMAT produced a prototype detector to measure the radioactivity of different materials used in the metallurgical industry. A team of JRP-Partners collaborated with industrial steelworks company Siderurgia Nacional Seixal, near Lisbon, Portugal, to successfully test the measurement prototype at their industrial site.

Siderurgia Nacional Seixal welcomed the team, provided all the necessary infrastructure and prepared in advance a number of samples from cast steel, slag and fume dust for analysis with the prototype. Additional tests will take place soon at several steel works across Europe using this and a second prototype built at PTB.

This marks an important stage in the availability of SI traceable new reference materials as well as new equipment and technical procedures for the detection and measurement of radioactivity for the metallurgical industry. This will in turn have significant financial impact, due to consistent certification across different companies and countries, and significant environmental impact through the reduction in the risk of accidental irradiation and leaking radioactive material.

For more information visit the EURAMET project page >>

Select your area of interest
Workshops on Europe’s digital measurement evolution held in September 2021
2021-10-08

EURAMET and partners held a successful series of events on ‘digital transformation challenges’ in September more

Dynamic pressure calibrator from EMPIR project enables traceable calibrations
2021-09-08

Calibrator based on technology developed in this project has been sold to a major European calibration service provider more

63 EMPIR projects to present at International Metrology Congress, CIM 2021
2021-09-06

7 – 9 September 2021, Lyon France and also online more

EMPIR paper wins Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Award
2021-09-02

Publication from EMPIR nanometrology project wins award in the field of precision measurement more

Call for Mentoring Scheme Award applications
2021-08-26

Applications invited for award enabling two metrological institutions to work together more

Page 1 of 174.