New sensor detects faults before they happen

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This is a thought behind a start-up CEKO Sensors’ visual accelerometer, that is now being launched onto a market.The sensor is an visual microchip and therefore contains no electrical parts. This creates it ideal, e.g. for use in a breeze turbine industry.

In principle, a sensor is an visual microphone—and in fact a world’s usually quite optical-based sensor.

In principle, a sensor is an visual microphone—and in fact a world’s usually quite optical-based sensor.

The sensor can be mounted on breeze turbine blades and detect, among other things, tiny changes in quivering patterns, that might be early signs of a poor blade. An typical electric sensor can't be used on breeze turbine blades, as it can means lightning strikes that will destroy a sensor and substantially also repairs a blade. For breeze turbine manufacturers, equipping their turbines with a sensor that can assistance to envision when an offshore breeze turbine needs service, for example, is a outrageous advantage, as this is an intensely costly procedure.

The sensor is also suitable for use in a oil and gas industry, where, among other things, it can detect vigour in a drilled hole or above a pipeline. Both a breeze turbine and oil and gas industries have therefore shown an seductiveness in a newly determined company, that is formed on investigate and dual patents from DTU Nanotech. In a spring, Syddansk Teknologisk Innovation invested in CEKO Sensors, that is now formed during DTU’s scholarship park Scion DTU in Lyngby—close to DTU’s investigate environments and to a micro and nano prolongation comforts in DTU Danchip, where a sensor is now in production.

Source: DTU