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Power generation Generator instrumentation


Leading indicators of generator degradation include bearing and end winding vibration. These are in high magnetic fields within ac generators so Oxsensis EMI immune optical instrumentation provides enhanced health monitoring for these critical components. Integrate this with Oxsensis gas turbine instrumentation for a complete solution.


Generator end-winding and bearing sensors

Oxsensis is working with Rolls-Royce, Siemens and Snecma in the EU STARGATE project (see panel) to develop high temperature accelerometers for gas turbines. Most of the development effort is focussed on sensor materials selection and manufacturing processes to withstand temperatures in beyond 1,000ºC/1,800ºF. However, optical acceleration sensors that have the same unique EMI immunity will emerge from the development programme earlier for lower temperature applications, including to instrument ac generator bearings and end windings. Why not partner with Oxsensis to apply the novel technology to deliver competitive advantage in your industry?


Oxsensis is developing a new high temperature optical accelerometer as part of a consortium which includes Rolls-Royce, Siemens and Snecma for gas turbine engines.

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