Torque measurement in the MN m range

  • Koponen, Petri (Manager)

    Project: EU project

    Project Details


    Improving torque testing conditions for the wind energy industry.

    Presently it is not possible to traceably measure MN m torques occurring in nacelle test benches used in the development of wind turbine generators.

    Project improves testing conditions for wind energy industry by providing traceability for torque measurements in the MN m range.

    VTT MIKES studies and models multicomponent torque transducers and designs transfer standards for torques up to 20 MN m.

    Call 2014: Metrology for Industry

    This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
    AcronymMNm Torque
    Effective start/end date1/09/1531/08/18

    Collaborative partners

    • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (lead)
    • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
    • Centro Español de Metrología (CEM) (Project partner)
    • Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) (Project partner)
    • RWTH Aachen University (Project partner)
    • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V. (Project partner)
    • National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER) (Project partner)


    • EURAMET e.V.


    • wind energy
    • torque measurement
    • transfer standards for torque