The Announcement category contains announcements related to ITM’s testing services, LabVIEW programming, Test & Measurement Hardware, Boiler Monitoring Systems, and iTestSystem applications.
Save steam costs with new ITM technology – SFD/in Announcement, Blog Post, Energy, Power Generation, Pulp & Paper, Video /by Tim Carlier
With steam costs reaching an estimated $5,600 a day — or roughly $2 million a year — for sootblowing operations in a single boiler, imagine the savings plant operators could achieve by optimizing sootblowing.
Sootblower Fouling Detection (SFD) is a new ITM technology for identifying when and where to clean boiler steam tubes. Learn more about SFD by watching this video.
Fouling Detection with ITM’s Clinker Detection System (CDS)/in Announcement, Energy, Power Generation, Pulp & Paper, Video /by Tim Carlier
Wasting sootblower steam because you don’t know where your boiler is fouling? We can help. Watch this video to learn more about ITM’s Clinker Detection System (CDS).
Smart structures: If walls could talk/in Announcement, Blog Post /by Tim Carlier
Sensors in Marquette University’s Engineer Hall provide students with an interactive learning center.
I would like to give a special thanks to all those who contributed to the success of this project.
Related link: Custom Software Integration Allows for Novel Monitoring System for Instrumented Educational Building — A CASE STUDY of Marquette University’s Engineering Hall
Clinker Detection System Reduces Boiler Fouling and Boosts Efficiency/in Announcement, Energy, Power Generation, Pulp & Paper /by Tim Carlier
Boiler monitoring technology replaces maintenance guess-work with data-driven accuracy.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016; MILFORD, OH; USA – Integrated Test & Measurement (ITM), a leading provider of structural test and measurement engineering software and services, introduces its Clinker Detection System. Clinkers, some of which reach the size of a small car, are incombustible residue that forms inside black liquor recovery and coal-fired utility boilers. This build-up (fouling) has a significant impact on the efficient operation of the boiler system.
The ITM Clinker Detection System:
• Determines where boiler fouling has occurred
• Optimizes soot blower operation
• Identifies damaging clinker impacts on the bed/floor
• Shortens the duration of chill & blow events
The ITM Clinker Detection System identifies fouling problems and determines the effectiveness of boiler cleaning tools and processes such as sootblowers, sonic horns, pulse detonation cleaning events, and thermal shedding during chill and blow cleaning events. The solution involves mapping and instrumenting the boiler floor with industrial sensors that measure the size and frequency of clinker deposits as they become dislodged impacting the floor. At the same time the system identifies which sootblower caused the clinker to fall. Together this information pinpoints the clinker’s area of origin directing where clean-out should be concentrated.
ITM Founder & President, Tim Carlier, comments:
“Without hard data to pinpoint areas of build-up maintenance is flying blind as to when and where to run sootblowers. The ITM Clinker Detection System in essence provides visibility into the boiler. And because up to 6% of the steam generated by a boiler is used for sootblowers, any decrease, by even a small percentage, will generate significant savings when factored out over the course of a year. In addition to saving money, optimizing sootblowing also carries with it a positive environmental effect as plants don’t have to burn as much fossil fuel to generate electricity since steam is being consumed more efficiently.”
Headquartered in Milford, OH (USA), Integrated Test & Measurement, LLC (ITM) focuses on three vertical spaces: Industrial Monitoring, Testing Services, and Configuration-based Test Software, iTestSystem. Founded in 2001, ITM helps companies reduce costs and improve efficiencies in product development, manufacturing, and production activities. Today, ITM provides software development, structural and mechanical testing services, industrial monitoring, strain gauging, and data analysis solutions to clients on six continents.
For more information on ITM, iTestSystem and ITM’s other products and services contact Ryan Welker via email: email@example.com or phone: (844) 837-8797 x702
Clinker Detection System (CDS)/in Announcement, Energy, Power Generation, Pulp & Paper /by Tim Carlier
Do you need to reduce your operating cost and carbon footprint on your recovery or coal fired boiler? If so, we can help. With over 15 years of experience in the development and installation of boiler fouling detection systems, ITM is excited to introduce our latest technology that is targeted at clinker impact detection, The Clinker Detection System (CDS). Click here to learn more or visit the CDS product page at https://itestsystem.com/cds-clinker-detection-system/.
CLD – Matt Satcher/in Announcement /by Tim Carlier
Congratulations to Matt Satcher on receiving a 99.9% on his National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) examination. No one’s perfect Matt. Good work! Let us know if you need help with any LabVIEW programming.
Contact Mark Yeager or Chase Petzinger at (844) 837-8797 for LabVIEW assistance.
ITM adds NI-9205 compatibility to iTestSystem/in Announcement, Blog Post /by Mark Yeager
We are excited to announce that the NI-9205 general purpose analog input module can now be used with iTestSystem and NI CompactDAQ. Adding this module allows engineers to expand the use of iTestSystem from structural testing and analysis where signal phase relationship is important, into data logging where phase isn’t as high a priority. The NI-9205 features 32 single-ended or 16 differential analog inputs, 16-bit resolution, and a maximum sampling rate of 250 kS/s.
Our customers really wanted this module added and I can see why. If the NI-9205 module is combined with iTestSystem’s free feature set, they could build a flexible and cost effective data logger. With the extended feature set of iTestSystem, they could also build a standalone logger, with triggering and CAN support.
For more information, visit https://www.itestsystem.com
CLD – Ryan Matthews/in Announcement /by Tim Carlier
Congratulations to Ryan Matthews on passing his National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) examination. Good work Ryan!
NIWeek 2016 – Marquette University’s “Smart Building”/in Announcement, Blog Post /by Tim Carlier
Special thanks to the Penny Write, Tommy Glicker, Chris Davis, Rob Reichmeider, and the rest of the NI Team for allowing us to take part in your DAQ pavilion at NIWeek 2016. See you next spring!
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