Novel Temperature Sensors and Wireless Telemetry for Active Condition Monitoring of Advanced Gas Turbines


The smart turbine component, consisting of<br/>integrated embedded sensors with wireless<br/>telemetry, operational in the harsh environments<br/>of the gas turbine.
The smart turbine component, consisting of
integrated embedded sensors with wireless
telemetry, operational in the harsh environments
of the gas turbine.
Siemens Corporation
Website:  Siemens Corporation
Award Number:  FE0026348
Project Duration:  09/16/2015 – 08/31/2020
Total Award Value:  $4,687,500
DOE Share:  $3,750,000
Performer Share:  $937,500
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies
Key Technology:  Sensors & Controls
Location:  Princeton, NJ

Project Description

As advanced fossil energy systems progress towards higher efficiencies and ultra-low emissions, the conditions under which fuel is converted to power are becoming increasingly harsh (i.e., pressure, temperature, and corrosivity increases), leading to accelerated rates of degradation and failure of materials and components. A reliable and long-term monitoring capability will contribute to the overall reliability of the combustion turbine; however, real-time component condition monitoring in an industrial gas turbine presents significant technical challenges in several key technology development areas. To meet the need for continuous monitoring, Siemens and its key partner Arkansas Power Electronics will develop an innovative, real-time sensor integrated component monitoring concept in the combustion turbine for long-term engine operation.

Project Benefits

The proposed system will transmit real-time blade-specific data from the turbine blade, enabling a transition to lower-cost, condition-based maintenance programs.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Sydni Credle:
Technology Manager 
Briggs White:
Principal Investigator 
Anand Kulkarni:

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