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IMI’s Series 176 Sensors Aid Gas Turbine Evaluation

IMI Sensors, a unit of PCB Piezotronics, declares the release of its Series 176 high-thermal pressure sensing devices for inspecting gas turbines. These sensors, if fixed to the combustor of gas turbine, will enable constant, secure monitoring combustion information.

The company’s sensors identify and calibrate dynamic pressure characteristics and combustion status in high-thermal conditions with 986 °F or +530 °C, produced by the gas turbines. These sensors are ATEX and CSA approved for hazardous area applications and are capable of gas turbine evaluation with 17 pC/psi or 2.5 pC/kPa sensitivities and exhibit dynamic pressure in the range of 20 psi or 140 kPa to static pressure in the range of 400 psi or 2760 kPa.

By the installation of these Series 176 sensors to the combustor of the gas turbine, the operators can easily execute part wear evaluation, crucial diagnostics and can constantly determine and regulate emissions. The workers can also save time required for combustion monitoring and overhauls, by avoiding the use of purging and tubing system. Apart from these, the high frequency potentiality of these sensors allows the utility of self-tuning and web-based diagnostic sensing systems. The output provided in the system can be easily linked to legacy combustion dynamics evaluation systems.

The company’s sensors can be connected directly with analysis devices, vibration data collectors, DCS, alarm, process monitoring equipment, PLC and SCADA systems.

Source: http:// www.imi-sensors.com

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