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Monitoring Thermal Expansion of Pipelines in Power Stations - By Micro-Epsilon

Supplier: Bestech Australia

The Micro-Epsilon WDS-P60 series draw-wire sensor allows automatic central monitoring of distinct vibrations and the thermal movements of the pipelines at critical locations in the power station. This sensor is available through Bestech Australia

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Pipelines in power stations can experience extreme pressures and temperatures constantly. It is common for such pipelines to be withstanding 300bar of pressure and temperatures up to 620°C which can cause the vibration of pipes and result in thermal line movements of up to 1 metre in some places. Therefore, constant supports are required to compensate for these thermal movements.

Previously, this was only possible by investing a lot of valuable time and effort and manually inspecting the mechanically and thermally stressed pipelines on the surface of a power station. This involved experienced personnel assessing whether pipeline vibrations or movements were still within specified tolerance limits, however, miscalculations or late recognition of a problem subjectively could end up huge damaging, and costly consequences.

Bestech Australia presents Micro-Epsilon WDS-P60 series draw-wire sensor which enables automatic central monitoring of the respective vibrations and the thermal movements of the pipelines at the sensitive locations within the power station.

These draw-wire sensors transmit movement information to a central control room reliably and safely. The advanced monitoring software, together with the long service life (up to 5 million cycles) enables the time-consuming manual checks of pipelines to become more flexible and accurate.

This draw-wire sensor is available in Australia and New Zealand from Bestech Australia Pty Ltd.

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