Condition Monitoring and Non-Destructive Testing

Departments

Systems for Condition Monitoring

 

Whether in environmental, energy or process engineering - who monitors critical parameters on key plant components and processes, detects weak spots at an early stage and can thus reduce downtimes, increase employee safety, and reduce operating costs in the long term. Fraunhofer IKTS develops monitoring systems based on various methods of condition-oriented maintenance.

 

Research is focused on optical, acoustic, and electromagnetic methods for early detection, indication, and evaluation of risks in highly loaded or inaccessible components. We transfer the latest research results from sensor technology, signal processing, electronics and process integration into practice and combine them into an effective monitoring concept. Competent IT and automation partners guarantee smooth integration into new and existing plants.

 

Services offered

 

  • Development of condition-oriented maintenance concepts
  • Feasibility studies
  • Test planning and supervision
  • Demonstration and training
  • Development and manufacturing of components and systems for condition monitoring
  • Licensing models for industrial clients

 

 

Services for the non-destructive testing of materials

 

In addition to innovative condition monitoring systems, we offer a wide range of services in the context of non-destructive testing (NDT). For the testing of metal, non-metal, ceramic and composite materials, we rely on both standardized and non-standardized NDT methods. In the fields of ultrasonic testing, eddy current testing, acoustic emission testing and visual inspection, our NDT test lab has been granted flexible accreditation by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) (Accredited NDT Lab). This allows us to modify or develop new procedures and to use them at the client's site like standardized procedures. Of course, we also continuously develop other non-destructive test methods, such as Barkhausen noise, thermography, micromagnetic or penetration testing.

 

Services offered

 

  • Customized NDT services (classical routine testing according to standard and modified) on site or in the testing laboratory
  • Validation and qualification of new processes
  • Feasibility studies for individual process solutions
  • Training on NDT procedures, quality management and accreditation topics

Current Research

Wireless sensor systems for safe offshore structures – CoMoBelt®

Current research

Miniaturized sensor system for packaging machines

Current research

Acoustic emission testing on composite structures for damage detection

Current research

Safe storage for hydrogenand gas in pressure vessels

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NDT Test Lab

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Smart Ocean Technologies

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Systems for Condition Monitoring