The Injector mode of MultiTool allows the user to adjust one or more blades in a dataset, either real or simulated. This can be done either by injecting a permanent DC shift to the blades position, injecting an impact condition or propagating a crack that moves the DC position of the blade with speed.
The user is also able to write their own crack growth algorithm as part of a Plug-In architecture. Please see the manual for more information.
EMTD held its second BTT technology conference In Lingang China in July 2017, it was attended by many people from both Academia and Industry between Monday 24th July – Wednesday 26th July. The event began with a Keynote speech from Prof A.J. Wang of SJTU talking about the problems of reviewing vibration analysis data and the huge potential and opportunities for BTT methods. A number of future research topics were discussed along with new and novel applications.
The days also included small group tutorials where a wide variety of topics including EHM, probe technology and cost of ownership were discussed.
Feel free to contact us to find out more information or the date and content of our next training courses.
At the School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Chengwei Fan is providing technical assistance for EMTD BTT systems. He is currently researching new analysis methods which we hope to incorporate in future systems.
EMTD are pleased to announce a partnership arrangement with TALENT based in Shanghai, China. TALENT will provide all of the installation, operation and training services for the EMTD suite of Blade Tip Timing technology in China.
We are also continuing our work with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to develop the use of BTT for a number of aerospace applications including Cross Wind testing and core compressor testing at the new Turbine test facility in Linggang.
EMTD made a number of presentations covering BTT technology awareness , in depth analysis techniques and the potential use of BTT in component certification testing to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
We hope to return to Shanghai in the near future to continue building internal measurement capability for Chinese companies.
EMTD attended the EVI-GTI meeting in Berlin at the end of September. Here we gave an update on the problems of developing Blade Health Monitoring (BHM) for aerospace applications. We are seeing great interest for this form of technology especially from the power generation industry.
EMTD launched a call for partners for a proposal under the Horizon 2020 programme and we now have had sufficient interest to begin the process of submission. We have tied up with a major power generation business in Europe in creating the proposal.
Our links with University of Manchester PhD programme is beginning to show signs of progress and we are now participating in a second round of measurement research. Further afield we are forging links in South Africa for the future development of the Blade Tip Timing technology.
One of our strengths is in providing a measurement consultancy service to help companies new to the advances in measurement choose the correct technology for the task and to manage their expectations. Unlike many turn-key suppliers EMTD intend to equip end users with the knowledge to apply and develop instrumentation with their own resource if required.
We have now begun shipping our networked BTT data acquisition system and MultiTool software to selected customers. Our next training course will take place in Shanghai week commencing 26th November 2016
We attended the 7th EVI-GTI Gas Turbine Instrumentation conference at the Millennium Hotel in London.
There were a number of interesting articles covering many aspects of measurement in the Gas Turbine Industry. EMTD led the Blade Tip Timing standards committee meeting although this was limited to conference attendees where the aims of the ISA107.1 group were re-visited and a request for volunteers to head some of the work packages was made.
To support some of the work being undertaken in the ISA 107.1 EMTD have launched a call for potential partners for a Horizon 2020 project.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.