Hi-TRACE: Project description


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.


Day of technical exchanges — Thursday 11th March 2021

The European Technical Committee for the Standardization of Advanced Technical Ceramics (CEN/TC 184) invites you to a day of technical exchanges.

Workshop for stakeholders
A workshop will be organized on 21th January 2021 at ZAE Bayern in Würzburg (Germany). The goal of this workshop will be to present the main results of the project to stakeholders and end-users and to get feedback from them.
More information about the workshop will be available on the project’s website as soon as the program is finalized.

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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)


Project management
Bruno Hay

Jürgen Hartmann

Project Website
Jochen Manara