Customer stories: Temperature control for safer industry

In the kind of processing industry, where high temperatures are part of the process, the quality assurance of lining (insulation) in equipment is important to avoid breakthrough. Breakthrough means that molten steel leaks out, potentially causing harm to nearby personnel and leading to long, costly downtime. RISE Acreo is developing technology to provide a simple warning when this risk occurs.

RISE Acreo, supported by Vinnova, is engaged in a project to develop a temperature sensor technology concept. The two-dimensional sensor, also known as a large area sensor, uses fibre optics to monitor the temperature over areas up to hundreds of square metres. The aim is to develop the sensor with a high degree of industrial maturity, to serve as a major tool for the process industry in the future.

To learn more, contact Erik Zetterlund:
erik.zetterlund [at] ri.se, +46 (0)70 719 64 03

 

Fiber Optic Sensors at RISE Acreo