High-temperature accelerometer for monitoring gas turbine engines introduced by Kistler

July 23, 2018
AMHERST, N.Y. – Kistler Instrument Corp. in Amherst, N.Y., is introducing a high-temperature accelerometer for monitoring gas turbine engines.

AMHERST, N.Y. – Kistler Instrument Corp. in Amherst, N.Y., is introducing a high-temperatureaccelerometer for monitoring gas turbine engines.

Designed for long-term use at temperatures as high as 700 degrees Celsius, the piezoelectric sensor, made in Switzerland, is not pyroelectric and does not show any popcorn effect.

This stands in contrast to ceramic measuring elements, offering manufacturers and operators of gas turbines options for monitoring the combustion stability.

Gas turbines must comply with regulations like flexible operation on different fuels and minimal emissions, which risks unstable combustion processes and pressure pulsations. The safe and efficient operation of gas turbines, however, relies on stable combustion, so monitoring systems are necessary to monitor and control these combustion processes.

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The high-temperature accelerometer from Kistler is designed for permanent operation with a lifespan of three to five years at temperatures to 700 C.

The sensor is neither pyroelectric nor does it produce any popcorn effects because of Kistler's PizeoStar crystal technology. As a result, the sensor is reliable and generates high-quality signals for the interference-free monitoring of combustion dynamics.

For more information contact Kistler online at www.kistler.com.

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