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Status and strategy for moisture metrology in European metrology institutes.

Bell, S A; Boese, N*; Bosma, R*; Buzoianu, M*; Carroll, P; Fernicola, V*; Georgin, E*; Heinonen, M*; Kentved, A*; Melvad, C*; Nielsen, J* (2015) Status and strategy for moisture metrology in European metrology institutes. Int. J. Thermophysics, 36 (8). pp. 2185-2198.

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A survey has been carried out among participants in the EURAMET Project, to collect information on the current status of national measurement institute activity in this field. Details were gathered about type and level of work on moisture in materials, stage of work (in planning, under development, or established), and level of dedicated staff effort. Participants also reported facilities and types of research - such as on reference materials for moisture measurement, or moisture modelling. Drivers for the work were reported, together with extent of interaction with industrial users, other researchers and instrument companies. The survey also gathered details of moisture measurement services, intercomparisons, committee work; and of grouping of the work with thermal, chemical or other measurements. Overall the information collected provides a snapshot of the state of the art in NMI-level metrology for moisture in materials, which is still at an early stage of development compared to many other metrology fields.

Secondly, a strategy has been developed by members of the EURAMET Project, to identify future goals in the moisture metrology field, based on industrial drivers, and in view of EMRP possible future activities. The process identified objectives needed to achieve a funded metrology infrastructure for moisture in materials, serving industries and measurement users, to provide traceable and best-practice measurements of moisture in materials. The strategy feeds into the EURAMET roadmap, and has supported the development of an EMRP project in the 2013 call on Metrology for Broader SI: METefnet ¿ Metrology for Moisture in Materials.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: certified reference materials, measurement traceability, moisture content, water content, strategy
Subjects: Engineering Measurements
Engineering Measurements > Thermal
Identification number/DOI: 10.1007/s10765-015-1859-6
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:13
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/6824

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