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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


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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