Enhancing process efficiency through improved temperature measurement

Short Name: EMPRESS, Project Number: 14IND04

Improving temperature measurement capability in high-value manufacturing

Most industrial processes need to be maintained at a specific temperature to maximise efficiency; and accurate control of temperature ensures process efficiency. By improving temperature measurement techniques for selected applications, this project aimed to enhance the efficiency of high value manufacturing processes in terms of reduced wastage, improved yield, more consistent processing, increased intervals between sensor checks and maintenance, increased reliability, improved energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The developments were trialled in-process at end users’ facilities to solve documented manufacturing problems in high value manufacturing environments and introduce in-situ traceability to the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90). A commercial partnership between a commercial and academic project partner has been formed to develop a new double wall MI thermocouple, several companies are looking to license the know-how associated with the use of phosphor thermometry, and the portable standard flame is now an artefact available to end-users.


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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)