Testing our high-temp strain gage on a cantilever beam @ 1000°F. Measurements are proving stable at these temperatures for extended periods of time. Looks like it is ready for prime-time in the field. Practical applications include boilers, aerospace, crotch weld crack propagation, steam valve monitoring, direct bearing health monitoring, etc.
The Issue: Emergency backup oil pump system failures routinely cause turbine-generator losses in excess of $20 million dollars. Traditional EBOP testing methods are difficult to set up, leaving room for error and putting the test at risk. Customer needed an easier, more repeatable test to help prevent catastrophic bearing failure during outages. The original test […]
Chris and Francesco provide a quick overview of our USB strain sensor’s picostrain sensitivity and foolproof ease of installation. No futzing around with soldering tiny leads in the field, sensors are pre-mounted and potted in a lightweight aluminum base and can be mechanically fastened or bonded to the area of interest. Save valuable time […]
Our TDMS Turbine Dynamics Monitoring system has been featured in Power Magazine! To read the article click below: POWER Magazine: Turbine Dynamics Monitoring System Proven Effective
Grid behavior in today’s power generation environment is a stochastic system that is more variable than in the past. One common issue is the response to economic dispatch, in which formerly baseload thermal generation units are now operating as load-following or peaking units and incurring substantive mechanical and thermal stress. Operation of these units outside […]