High Temperature, Clearance Measurement Systems for Gas Turbine Plants from Tyco Thermal Control

Tyco Thermal Controls’ advanced CapaciSense range of high temperature, clearance measurement systems for gas turbine plants is now available as a retrofit in scheduled outages. Capable of monitoring gas turbine engines in operation, CapaciSense is already being fitted in new engines to deliver accurate data on compressor and turbine blade-tip clearance measurements, rotor shaft and disc displacement.

The Company has successfully developed and marketed a series of high temperature clearance measurement systems to accurately monitor a wide range of clearances within modern gas turbine engines in the aerospace and power generation industries. These systems have a patented capacitive sensor design that can be used with AM or FM electronics and are capable of withstanding tip temperatures up to 2550DegF (1400C). Using advanced electronic processing, CapaciSense will output real-time, high accuracy blade-clearance proximity information and can be configured to assist with engine condition monitoring, blade vibration and rotodynamic measurements.

CapaciSense systems are manufactured in accordance with ISO9001 2000 and the engine-mounted electronics package carries full ATEX approval for use in hazardous areas.

In addition to the design, manufacture and supply of measurement systems, Tyco Thermal Controls offers total technical support including sensor advice and a full calibration service.

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