QinetiQ offers high value sensing and instrumentation solutions focused on energy generation, recovery and increased efficiency of energy production. Our strong problem-solving expertise spans all science and engineering disciplines. It also recognises that products deployed in typically harsh environments must be robust.
We offer the capacity for rapid development and exploitation of sensing solutions and associated managed services into high value, highly utilised assets in:
- Energy generation markets
- Industrial power
- Oil and gas
We focus on increasing operational efficiency and reducing the cost of scheduled and unscheduled downtime to minimise lost production.
We have developed a novel sensor solution for health monitoring gas and steam turbine engines. The so-called Tip-Timing System
measures changes in the time of arrival of passing turbine blades to diagnose faults, monitor degradation and provide information for active control systems. This can lead to reduced engine life-cycle costs through better-scheduled maintenance, increased engine availability and improved safety for both aircraft and land-based industrial turbine operations.
We are further developing the system for high temperature turbine tip clearance applications, and expanding its sensing metrics to return even greater operational savings to gas turbine operators. This takes us a step closer to proving our world-leading technology for future aero and industrial engine health and usage management systems.
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