Enhancing process efficiency through improved temperature measurement

Short Name: EMPRESS, Project Number: 14IND04
Improving temperature measurement capability in high-value manufacturing

The efficiency of high-value manufacturing processes is heavily reliant on accurate, traceable temperature measurement, with some processes requiring reliable control at temperatures up to 2000 °C. Current state-of-the-art tools used by industry to measure high temperatures (above 1300 °C) suffer from drift and large measurement uncertainties. Even at lower temperatures (below 500 °C), used more widely in industrial processes, manufacturers often experience difficulty complying with the low uncertainties needed to satisfy standards due to the limitations of surface temperature measurement techniques.  Improved measurement capability could lead to reduced product rejection and increased energy efficiency, reducing costs for manufacturers. This project will significantly enhance the efficiency of high-value manufacturing processes by improving temperature measurement capability with new sensors and calibration techniques, and introducing traceability directly into processes.

Other Participants
BAE Systems Marine Ltd (United Kingdom)
CCPI Europe Ltd (United Kingdom)
Elkem AS (Norway)
Gamma Forgiati Srl (Italy)
MUT Advanced Heating GmbH (Germany)
The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Universidad Carlos III De Madrid (Spain)
University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)