Condition and lifetime evaluation of materials, structures and components, processes as well as entire plants and systems
Methods und measurement systems of condition monitoring help to assure the availability of machines and plants as well as reliability and optimal functioning of critical components.
Integrated in the production, condition monitoring supports control and optimization of production processes within companies and along the value-added chain.
Fraunhofer IKTS provides optical, acoustical and electromagnetic sensors, sensor systems and monitoring systems, which act as support for the erection and commissioning of plants as well as the ongoing operation by permanent condition diagnostics. They are designed for harsh operation conditions and provide advantages, like non-destructive defect detection, real-time monitoring and associated condition-based maintenance or plant optimization and lifetime prognosis.