In Europe, the metrological connection needs in force are not covered beyond 15 MN. This corresponds to industrial applications in many fields (mechanics, construction, energy). The needs are estimated up to 50 MN.


Extending the range of force measurements above 15 meganewton

Consolidate force measurement uncertainties with force pyramid benches

Improve the calibration control of multi-component sensors


Find here the detailled description of the project:

Publications and communications

RABAULT T., AVERLANT P., and BOINEAU F., “Numerical modeling of hysteresis applied on force transducer”, XXI IMEKO World Congress “Measurement in Research and Industry, Prague, Czech Republic,  30 août - 4 Septembre 2015,

KUMME R., TEGTMEIER F., RÖSKE D., BARTHEL A., GERMAK A. and AVERLANT P., “Force traceability within the meganewton range”, IMEKO 22nd TC3, 15th TC5 and 3rd TC 22 International Conferences, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, 3 -5 Fevrier 2014


  • PTB (DE),
  • BAM (DE),
  • CEM (ES),
  • CMI (CZ),
  • INRIM (IT),
  • METAS (CZ),
  • MG (PL),
  • MIKES (FI),
  • NPL (GB),