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Clinker Detection System

A proprietary monitoring technology developed by Integrated Test & Measurement is introducing a brand new approach to address “fouling” in coal-fired power plants as well as the pulp and paper industry.

Sootblower Fouling Detection System

Proprietary Technology from ITM provides boiler operators with insight into boiler and sootblowing efficiency.

Process Optimization with Embedded Monitoring Systems

Finding efficiency improvements and uncovering hidden unsafe conditions in a process can prevent injury and save your company millions.

Analyzing Vibration to Evaluate Sootblower Performance

ITM stake holders, we have recently received good news from the US Patent Office. They have recently allowed claims relating to the use of vibration measuring devices to evaluate the operation of a sootblower (US20190041201A1). This allowance strengthens the protection of the sootblower health and fouling detection features of ITM’s Sootblower Fouling Detection (SFD) Technology.

Additional Claims: “A method of evaluating an operation of a sootblower in a boiler system, the method comprising: operating a sootblower having a rotating lance tube; measuring a vibration in the boiler system caused by the operation of the sootblower, wherein the vibration is measured with a vibration measuring device; and analyzing the measured vibration to evaluate the operation of the sootblower.”

US Patent #: US20190041201A1

For more information about ITM’s SFD Technology or other Boiler Monitoring Systems, contact Ryan Welker @ (844) 837-8797 x702

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Sootblower Fouling Detection (SFD) presented at BLRBAC Spring 2019

We would like to thank the Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee (BLRBAC) for allowing us to present our patented Sootblower Fouling Detection (SFD) technology at the Spring 2019 meeting in Atlanta, GA.  SFD is ITM’s patented technology for measuring fouling/slagging along the path of an active sootblower in recovery and utility boilers.

During this presentation, Tim Carlier described the original SFD concept, the system’s Key Performance Indicator (KPI) outputs for closed or open loop control, and the system’s potential sootblower steam savings of 1-4% MCR.  He also highlighted the safety and maintenance benefits that the system provides.

For more information about the SFD technology or to schedule an online presentation or site visit to audit your specific application, contact Tim Carlier or Ryan Welker.

Contact Info:

Tim Carlier, President, tim.carlier@itestsystem.com, 513.608.4811

Ryan Welker, Business Development Manager, ryan.welker@itestsystem.com,  513.405.0181

Cincinnati Business Courier 2018 Innovation Award Finalist

On April 19th ITM was recognized as a finalist for the Cincinnati Business Courier Outstanding Green Innovation award.  This award recognizes an innovative product or project with clear potential to transform overall energy and environmental performance.  ITM’s President Tim Carlier was on hand to receive the finalist award on behalf of the development team that produced the innovative Sootblower Fouling Detection (SFD) technology.

ITM’s SFD technology helps energy producers generate power more efficiently by detecting energy sapping soot buildup in power and recovery boilers.  More information about this technology is located @ iTestSystem.com/sfd.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists and thank you to the Cincinnati Business Courier for hosting this event.

Putting a HALT to Hazardous Hopper Maintenance – Power Magazine

Check out my article “Putting a HALT to Hazardous Hopper Maintenance” in the May 2018 edition of Power Magazine.  This article describes a system for detecting dangerous plugging conditions inside ash hoppers.  Ash hoppers are used in the power industry to collect hot ash from utility boilers. – Mark Yeager

Follow the link below for the on-line version.

https://www.powermag.com/putting-a-halt-to-hazardous-hopper-maintenance

For more information about a Halt System or our other Boiler Monitoring Systems contact Ryan Welker @ (844) 837-8797 x702

 

ICRC 2017 – Recovery Boiler Clinker Detection System (CDS)

ICRC 2017 CDS Announcement

Learn more about the Clinker Detection System (CDS) technology and other Boiler Monitoring Solutions from ITM, at the International Chemical Recovery Conference (ICRC – 2017) in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 24th at 10:30AM.

During this presentation, ITM’s president Tim Carlier discusses how a recovery boiler CDS was used to detect superheater fouling and its impacts on boiler operation.

Save steam costs with new ITM technology – SFD

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.

Clinker Detection System (CDS)

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/.

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