Not many national European laboratories are active in dynamic pressure measurements but experience has been gained at ENSAM (FR) and NPL (GB). The sector has a large number of important applications (motors, balistics, energy, medicine ...) which require specific apparatus and techniques.
We agreed to start a collaboration in order to:
a) identify the industrial needs in Europe and to suggest the more appropriate European laboratory to the industries;
b) avoid duplication of the same area of interest, but to have common areas at the extremes of the fields of measurement to allow intercomparisons;
c) have exchange of people among laboratories to gain experiences and know how;
d) have periodic meeting to analise and update collaboration.
A workshop was hold at ENSAM (FR) in June 1991.