Sensor Coating Systems Limited
Sensor Coating Systems Ltd (SCS) is a leader and pioneer in thermal mapping technology.
The company’s novel thermal history technology will replace current industry standard thermal paints and offers very significant advantages in power generation, aero engines, in the automotive industry and in other relevant high temperature industrial applications.
About Sensor Coating Systems
Sensor Coating Systems Ltd. spun out of Southside Thermal Sciences (www.stscience.com) an Imperial College spin out itself in 2012. SCS pioneers sensor technology based on luminescence materials for engineering applications in demanding environments. Its award winning technology enables accurate temperature detection, corrosion and erosion monitoring and life-time predictions and, in doing so, assists in optimising the operation of machinery, lowering fuel costs and maintaining material integrity. The main industrial sectors for application are the power generation industry, aero engines, automotive and machinery operating in extreme environments such as oil & gas and petrochemical plants. SCS is internationally orientated and works with companies such as MAN Diesel & Turbo, Alstom and Snecma under collaborative agreements and also with reputed institutions such as EPRI and the German Aerospace Centre. The technology has also been endorsed by a plurality of grant organisations in the UK and the US including INNOVATE UK and the British National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP).
SCS achieved international recognition after being nominated as a finalist for the Academic Enterprise Awards (ACES) 2013 in the European Parliament and also received the British Engineering Excellence Award 2013. The SCS technical team received the prestigious John P Davies Award of the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in Düsseldorf, Germany, in June 2014. More recently SCS became second winner in the Royal Society of Chemistry Enabling Technologies competition 2017 and also was rated Business of the Year and most Innovative Business 2017 by the Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce.
About the technology
Sensor Coating Systems provides a unique luminescence based sensing technology which enables engineers to record past temperatures on previously inaccessible components. The temperature measurement capability reaches from around 150oC to 1400oC. This makes the technology very useful for the evaluation and design of mission critical components in harsh environments such as gas turbine or internal combustion engines.
The drive for higher fuel efficiencies and a reduction in CO2 emissions sees the requirement for higher operating temperature in combustion engines. This, however, requires more sophisticated component designs and a rapid temperature assessment capability during the testing phase. One of the benefits of the SCS system over conventional methods is the ability to use automated and objective readout methods delivering high resolution temperature maps across large surface areas. Another significant factor is the non-destructive, non-toxic property of the memory material, allowing a much more flexible approach in its application than traditional thermal paint methods and does not require post-test de-contamination or specific safety measures.
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