introduces the WDS-P60 series draw-wire sensors from Micro-Epsilon designed for automatic monitoring of vibration and thermal expansion of pipelines in power stations.
Pipelines in power stations are constantly exposed to extreme pressures and temperatures, withstanding 300bar of pressure and temperatures up to 620ºC, which can cause the pipes to vibrate and result in thermal line movements of up to 1 metre in some places. Constant supports are therefore, required to compensate for these thermal movements.
The only solution to dealing with this problem previously was to invest a lot of valuable time and effort in manually inspecting the mechanically and thermally stressed pipelines on the surface of power stations. Experienced personnel were required to assess whether the pipeline vibrations or movements were still within specified tolerance limits. Any miscalculation or late recognition of a problem could end up causing heavy damage and costly consequences.
The new Micro-Epsilon WDS-P60 series draw-wire sensors allow automatic central monitoring of pipe vibrations as well as the thermal movements of the pipelines at sensitive locations within the power station. The draw-wire sensors transmit movement information to a central control room reliably and safely.
Supplied with advanced monitoring software, Micro-Epsilon WDS-P60 series draw-wire sensors have a long service life (up to 5 million cycles), enabling the time-consuming manual checks of pipelines in power stations to become more flexible and accurate.