Meggitt announces improvements to hydro turbine monitoring products

Improvements to its Vibro-Meter proximity measuring system products will give users longer lasting and more reliable sensors for hydro turbine monitoring, manufacturer Meggitt Sensing Systems said.

Meggitt Sensing Systems — a division of Meggitt PLC (LSS: MGGT) — said its proximity probes (also known as “eddy current transducers”) are used to measure the relative vibration of rotating shafts in turbines.

The improvements extend throughout Meggitt’s line of products, beginning with the TQ series of proximity probes. Meggitt said its TQ series proximity probes are available in measurement ranges from 2 to 12 mm, with integral cable that can be combined with its EA series extension cable.

Meggitt’s TQ line also received upgraded Ex equipment certifications, meaning its proximity probes are now suitable for ATEX zone 0 (Ex ia) hazardous areas. Additionally, the transducer and integral cable now has a protection rating of IP68, thanks to a redesigned push-fit cap and better sealing.

Meggitt said it has also made improvements to its cable protection sleeve material, increasing the product’s maximum temperature tolerance from 85 to 180 degrees Celcius.

More information about Meggitt’s Vibro-Meter products is available online here.

Meggitt Sensing Systems will be exhibiting at HydroVision International 2013 in Booth No. 733. HydroVision International 2013 runs July 24-26 at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center.

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