SCITEK are thrilled to announce that they will be attending and presenting at this year’s EVI-GTI Conference on Gas Turbine Instrumentation, held in Berlin on the 26th-29th of September 2016.
The programme features technical contributions from leading industry names from across the globe and offers unrivalled opportunities to hear the latest research and trends in gas turbine instrumentation and measurement. New innovations, new techniques and new concepts are all at the forefront of this highly anticipated conference programme.
Who can you expect to hear from?
There is a packed programme at GTI 2016 spanning 3 full days, including technical sessions delivered by representatives from:
SCITEK has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that SCITEK has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.
Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”
Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.
Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services.
SCITEK were delighted to have given a presentation at this year’s NIDAYS on its commercially available Airjet Exciter system, which determines the fatigue life of Aero Engine Blades.
To give you a bit of background, Engine manufacturers need to know the fatigue life of every type of blade in their engine. This is effectively the weakest link as it is the component with the shortest life.
The fatigue life is determined during the development of new engines and for quality assurance reasons the fatigue life is also constantly checked to ensure manufacturing processes are consistent.
There is therefore a requirement for a system that can accurately measure the number of cycles before a blade fatigues, and that is exactly what our Airjet Exciter system does.
A copy of the presentation given at NIDAYS can be viewed below:
SCITEK will be giving a presentation on Determining the Fatigue Life of Aero-Engine Blades using their Airjet Exciter System at this year’s National Instruments Conference in November.
This annual technical conference and exhibition will bring together more than 600 engineers, scientists and educators representing a spectrum of industries, from automotive and telecommunications to robotics and energy.
It will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest technology to accelerate productivity for software-defined systems in test, measurement and control.
Come and visit our stand to discuss your engineering challenges.
The Engineering Simulation Show brings together many of the greatest businesses in the engineering simulation field with many of the world’s largest engineering businesses in the UK. The show is to be held at the Derby Roundhouse on the 23rd of April.
The show will bring together 1000s of FEA, Design, Stress, CFD and Structural engineers across a wide range of disciplines and industrial sectors who share a professional interest in the use of engineering simulation software. The show will offer a unique opportunity for software developers and VARs to engage with this audience to promote software and identify new potential business possibilities. It will also allow your business to showcase new product and service development, and to demonstrate how these platforms solve the most challenging engineering problems.
The event will attract a broad engineering audience from small consultancies through to large engineering OEMs who have an interest in the simulation field, and will provide a unique opportunity for organisations involved in the creation of, practical application of and training in these techniques.
Come and visit our stand to discuss your engineering challenges.
A £2 million project to advance the safe design and operation of gas turbines, reciprocating engines and combined heat & power systems using hydrogen based fuels has been launched by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI.) ETI is a public private partnership between six global industrial companies – BP, Caterpillar, EDF, E.ON, Rolls-Royce and Shell – and the UK Government who’s tasked with developing “mass scale” technologies that will help the UK meet its 2020 and 2050 energy targets.
Through new modelling and large-scale experimental work the ETI project is looking to identify the bounds of safe design and operation of high efficiency CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine) and CHP (combined heat and power) systems operating on a range of fuels with high and variable concentrations of hydrogen.
The goals of the project are to increase the range of fuels that can be safely used in power and heat generating plant by:
In identifying the boundaries of safe design and operation of power generation systems using hydrogen based fuels; and
Identifying improvements in the detailed design and instrumentation of hydrogen fuelled power systems in order to deliver more robust and inherently safer system designs.
SCITEK’s involvement with the ETI project is to assist in the design, manufacture and instrumentation of a scaled down experimental rig that features a small gas turbine engine (RR Viper 201) to provide hot gas flow.
SCITEK has also assessed the mixing characteristics of the proposed gas injection system utilising CFD modelling of high temperature, compressible gas jets in cross flow, with species transport.
SCITEK Consultants Ltd, in conjunction with RadSci Consultancy Ltd, have designed and manufactured a complete Cold Neutron Radiography facility for installation on one of the beamlines of a nuclear reactor at a Chinese research centre.
The Cold Neutron Radiography system uses neutrons to build up three-dimensional pictures of the interiors of static objects or of operating machinery , highlighting the presence within them of the hydrogen present in water, oil, fuel or corrosion products. This imaging technique is similar to X-Rays and can be used to identify internal corrosion in aircraft components, to study internal capillary passageways in plants and to identify the make up or the presence of damage due, for example, to corrosion in bronze components of archaeological objects.
The equipment includes:- the main neutron shutter, an automated neutron aperture selector, an 11m long vacuum flight tube, neutron beam profiler, 3-axis object handling system (up to 300 kg objects), turntable for neutron tomography (up to 25kg objects) and a neutron imaging system based on an Andor iKon-L 4 Mpixel cooled CCD camera and neutron-sensitive scintillation screen.
Scitek and RadSci have also designed the neutron beam stop for the Chinese customer to manufacture. All components of the system are controlled from one of three PCs by the customised software (based on LabVIEW). Also included in the system are the programs Octopus for CT reconstruction and VGStudio Max for 3D image display and analysis.