Many industries such as space, aeronautic, nuclear and glass operate installations at temperatures above 1500 °C. In order to optimise their processes and increase their competitiveness, these industries are developing new materials able to work at higher temperatures. The overall objective of the project is to establish a metrological infrastructure to provide traceable thermophysical properties data (ex: temperature of fusion) up to 3000 °C. It will include the development of reference facilities, new measurement techniques, calibration methods, uncertainty budgets. The project outputs will enable European industries to significantly increase energy efficiency, reduce emissions, enhance safety and improve reliability of critical applications.
1st progress meeting
The Hi-TRACE consortium meet in Belgrade (Serbia) at VINCA in April 2019 for discussing the progress of the project and for establishing a detailed work schedule for the next working period.
The project will establish new methods for characterising the thermophysical properties of any solid material up to 3000 °C, and launch a network of reference facilities and materials available to industry. By supporting reliable measurement practices, this project will improve the understanding of high-temperature materials and enable industries such as the aeronautics and energy sectors to develop novel and innovative materials)