The situation: Von Mises stress calculations on Hydro unit forced plant operators to run well below rated capacity of 57.5MW. Running at 55MW, the rotor was calculated to be exceeding the material limits of 8000psi shear and 13,333.33psi von Mises combined stress when running at capacity. The solution: live torque monitoring of the shaft (as […]
Quick update and demo of Acheron’s new remote sensor streaming option. It allows data from Suprock sensors to be streamed from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. As always, Acheron software is free with purchase of Suprocktech sensors. Available in the latest version now.
Dr. Suprock demonstrates our high-temp strain gages’ remarkable stability at extreme temperatures (1,200°F) The max constant operating temp of our gages is currently 1800°F/980°C. Even better, this stability comes with supersonic frequency bandwidth, useful for gas turbine combustion dynamics, HRSG monitoring, boiler pipe crack monitoring, etc. These strain gages can now be “printed” onto metal […]
A revolutionary atomic deposition manufacturing process has allowed Suprocktech to increase high-temp capability of our high temp strain sensors from 1500°F to 3100°F, opening up a new world of opportunities in the power, transportation and aerospace industries. Details to follow. For more information on our cutting edge strain technology, visit here: https://suprocktech.org/strain/
We would like to extend a thank you to Harold Breitbach of Energiforsk Thermal Engineering Research Institute for including our TDMS system in their report about torsional vibrations in nuclear steam turbine applications. “Vibration problems in nuclear power plants can originate from different sources. One of these is torsional vibrations in shaft trains, which have […]