Ongoing projects

Participation VSL in European Innovative and Resarch programmes

The Euramet European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) has enabled European metrology institutes, industrial organisations and academia to collaborate on joint research projects within specified fields: industry, energy, environment, health, new technologies and SI units. Annual EMRP research calls between 2010 and 2013 enabled the funding of 119 projects. Each project ran for three years with the final projects completed in 2017. 400 M€ of funding for these projects was provided by 23 participating EU member states and by the European Union. More information on the projects and the impact they have had can be found on https://www.euramet.org/research-innovation/emrp/.

In 2014, the successor programme - European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) continued to support measurement research projects in the same fields as the EMRP with additional themes for Fundamental, Normative, Research Potential, Support for Networks and Support for Impact projects. Visit https://www.euramet.org/research-innovation/research-empir/ for further details.

In more detail, VSL participates in:

  • 10 projects from the EMPIR Energy, Environment en Normative calls (started in 2017). One of these projects ended in 2019, the other 9 projects ended halfway 2020.
  • 12 projects from the EMPIR calls for Industry, Fundamental, Normative & SIP (Support for Impact) calls (started in 2018).
  • 11 projects from Health, SI Broader Scope, Normative, Network & SIP calls, started halfway 2019.
  • 10 projects from the calls for Energy, Environment, Normative & Network, started halfway 2020.

Below you find, per technology, the links to the websites of these projects:

ENERGY CALL
2019
FutureEnergy: https://www.euramet.org/research-innovation/search-research-projects/details/project/metrology-for-future-energy-transmission/
Metrology for future energy transmission.

2016
Biomethane: http://empir.npl.co.uk/biomethane/
Metrology for Biomethane - Standardized test methods for injecting biomethane into the natural gas grid and using it as vehicle fuel.
(VSL project coordinator)

LNGIII: https://lngmetrology.info/
Metrological support for LNG and LBG as transport fuel – SI traceable calibration for LNG quantity and composition; cost-effective methane number sensors.
(VSL project coordinator)

MetroHyVe: https://www.metrohyve.eu/
Metrology for hydrogen vehicles. Development of calibration methods and standards for hydrogen vehicles.

MyRailS: https://myrails.it/
Metrology for smart energy management in electric railway systems.

HyMet: https://www.hymet.ptb.eu/
Hybrid metrology for thin films in energy applications.

ENVIRONMENT CALL
2016
IMPRESS 2: http://empir.npl.co.uk/impress
Metrology for air pollutant emissions – Reliable industrial emission measurements through development of measurement methods for newly regulated pollutants, such as ammonia and hydrogen fluoride, and addressing the lack of uncertainty characterization in flow measurements.

MercOx: http://www.mercox.si/
Metrology for oxidised mercury.

MetNO2: http://empir.npl.co.uk/metno2/
Metrology for nitrogen dioxide.

MetEOC-3: http://www.meteoc.org/
Metrology for earth observation and climate 3.

HEALTH CALL
2018
METVES II:
http://www.metves.eu/
EMN Traceability for Laboratory Medicine
https://www.euramet.org/european-metrology-networks/laboratory-medicine
Standardisation of concentration measurements of extracellular vesicles for medical diagnoses.
(VSL project coordinator)

RaCHy: https://rachy-project.eu/
Radiotherapy Coupled with Hyperthermia

INDUSTRY CALL
2017
DynPT: https://dynamic-prestemp.com/
Development of measurement and calibration techniques for dynamic pressures and temperatures.

Future Grid II: https://projectsites.vtt.fi/sites/FutureGrid2/
Metrology for the next-generation digital substation instrumentation.

MetAMC II: http://empir.npl.co.uk/metamcii/
Metrology for airborne molecular contamination II

Met4FoF: https://www.ptb.de/empir2018/met4fof/home/
Metrology for the Factory of the Future

WRITE: http://empir.npl.co.uk/write/
Precision time for industry

NORMATIVE CALL
2019
IT4PQ: 
https://www.euramet.org/research-innovation/search-research-projects/ details/project/measurement-methods-and-test-procedures-for-assessing-accuracy-of-instrument-transformers-for-power/
Measurement methods and test procedures for assessing accuracy of instrument transformers for power quality measurements.

MRgRT-Dos: https://www.mrgrtmetrology.com/
Traceable dosimetry for small fields in MR-guided radiotherapy.
(VSL project coordinator)

2018
NEWGASMET: https://newgasmet.eu/
Flow metering of non-conventional gases (biogas, biomethane, hydrogen, syngas and mixtures with natural gas). Providing data and recommendations to the industrial and metrological community on required changes to gas meter standards when using renewable gases.

PRISM-Ebt: http://www.ebt-empir.eu
Primary standards and traceable measurement methods for X-ray emitting electronic brachytherapy devices.

Supra EMI: http://empir.npl.co.uk/supraemi/
Grid measurements of 2-150 kHz harmonics to support normative emission limits for mass-market electrical goods.

2017
EMUE: http://empir.npl.co.uk/emue/
Advancing measurement uncertainty - comprehensive examples for key international standards.

Meter EMI: http://empir.npl.co.uk/meteremi/
Electromagnetic interference on static electricity meters.

nPSize: https://www.bam.de/Content/DE/Projekte/laufend/nPSize/npsize.html
Improved traceability chain of nanoparticle size measurements.

TrafoLoss: http://www.trafoloss.eu
Loss measurements on power transformers and reactors
(VSL project coordinator)

SI BROADER SCOPE CALL
2018
TEMMT: http://projects.lne.eu/jrp-temmt/
Traceability for electrical measurements at millimeter-wave and terahertz frequencies for communications and electronics technologies.

TiFOON: http://empir.npl.co.uk/tifoon/
Time and Frequency over Optical Networks.

SUPPORT FOR IMPACT CALL
2017

FAME VNA: www.vsl.nl/fame
A traceable, faster, more accurate and measurement software for Vector Network Analysers.

SUPPORT FOR NETWORKS CALL
2018
EMN ENERGY GASES: https://www.euramet.org/european-metrology-networks/energy-gases/
Support for a European Metrology Network on energy gases.
(VSL project coordinator)

SEG-Net: https://www.euramet.org/european-metrology-networks/smart-electricity-grids/
Support for a European Metrology Network on Smart Electricity Grids.
(VSL project coordinator)

H2020
2017
Hybman: http://hybman.eu/
Hybrid 3D manufacturing methods to enable flexible first time right production of smart systems.