Hi-TRACEIndustrial process optimisation through improved metrology of thermophysical properties
- Duration: 01 July 2018 to 31 Dec. 2021
- Amount of funding 1.6M €, THWS 116k €
- Funded by: EU, Horizon 2020
- Project partner(s): LNE, PTB, NPL, PTB, VIINS, THWS, ZAE, TU Graz
Many industrial branches like aerospace, nuclear technology and glass production operate plants at temperatures above 1500 °C. For process optimisation and increasing their competitiveness, these industries develop new kinds of materials for use at higher temperatures. The superordinate goal of the project is to develop a metrological infrastructure for the traceable measurement of thermophysical material data up to 3000 °C. The project includes the development of reference equipment, new measuring and calibration methods and reference materials.
- Development of reference equipment for measuring the thermal conductivity for temperatures between 1500 °C and 3000 °C, including a validated uncertainty budget.
- Development of reference equipment for measuring the specific heat capacity of between 1500 °C and 3000 °C.
- Development of reference equipment for measuring the emissivity of solids above 1500 °C based on radiometric and calorimetric methods.
- Development of validated methods to measure the mechanical layer adhesion at temperatures above 1000 °C.
- Transferring these methods and the metrological infrastructure into international standards and to the end user.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hartmann