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United Utilities needed a way to monitor the constantly changing water level in their water treatment plant to guarantee a steady flow of water into the reservoir. Learn how they did it using our level transmitters.
Read the real life case study of power take-off torque monitoring on the Wave Energy Converter The SeaPower Platform. See how our complete torque measuring system enabled engineers to accurately monitor the torque applied by the Wave Energy Converter as it responded to waves in the test tank with accurate, fast and reliable results.
This case study aims to significantly reduce the cost of large scale tidal turbine designs using our submersible load cells. The tidal turbine test rig was placed in a state-of-the-art test tank, where the team were able to increasing the size, flow rate and turbulence levels within the tank. Lowering the cost of rotor blade manufacture would make this renewable energy more economical to use and widely accessible, benefiting not only the UK renewable tidal energy markets but developing tidal energy countries too. Our submersible load cells measured both the torque and the thrust of the underwater tidal turbine design.
The new DBBSUB s-beam permanently submersible load cell is guaranteed to measure tension and compression in continuous submersion in potable water to depths of up to 10 metres / 1 bar. It has a glass-to-metal seal construction providing a complete hermetic sealing guaranteeing its safe performance in highly aggressive environments, whilst still maintaining its high ±0.02 % accuracy.
The measuring device needed to withstand permanent underwater submersion. “Our load measuring pin’s stainless steel construction and ability to be customised to IP68 submersion rating made this the ideal choice for use in Deep Green’s control system”, explains Ollie Morcom, Applied Measurements’ Sales Director.