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Flame & Gas Detection Application Spotlight: Gas Turbine Power Generation

Gas power turbines use compressed natural gas as a fuel source to generate electricity - additionally other lubricants are present in the operation of the turbine to provide cooling and to prevent engine wear.

Common fire and gas detection related challenges faced at these sites have to do with high heat and vibration levels. For instance, gas sensors inserted into gas turbine enclosures are subject to high heat and may lose sensitivity and response speed over time. Additionally, flame detectors placed in these enclosures may experience high vibration and heat leading to shorter service lives.

So how can you be reassured that your flame and gas detection system is working as effectively as possible at gas turbine applications? Watch this video to learn dependable solutions to these common problems >

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  • Hi Amanda,
    I have a patent granted in NZ with PCT prior art approval and application accepted. Have applied for full patent in US and the Philippines.
    Furnaces Liquid gasses are unhelpful environments do present a challenge.
    The invention measures from a distance and is attached to the side of a vessel.
    Basically it measures the resonance of a contain.
    An analogy is a radio or cell phone tuner.
    The patent works in a similar manner and selects indistinct signals and amplifies them.

    I have successfully demonstrated the principle to measure the contents of a burette, to a d build up inside a pipe and liquid gas containers.
    The issue of furnaces boilers and generators interests me.

    What is the preferred distance to measure from ?
    I am currently working on a proof of concept model from a distance of 2 meters.
    Is a such a sensor of any use.