Top 20 Power Plant Performers

More than half of the top performing plants rely on Conax products

The 2017 Power Plant Performance Report was recently released with a list of the top 20 power plants last year.

Conax Technologies congratulates the top performers and is proud to supply a wide range of Conax thermocouples to more than half of the power plants on the list. Find out more about our Power Generation solutions here.

The Power Plant Performance Report highlights the top performing natural gas, coal, and nuclear plants, according to preliminary data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The report is based on data and analysis provided by Energy Ventures Analysis.

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Bo Deng joins Conax as Account Manager

Bo joins Conax as the Account Manager for North and East China, based in our Shanghai office.

Bo’s prior experience includes positions as a Sales Engineer, Application Engineer, and BD Manager focused on new application and high growth marketing. Bo graduated from Tianjin University with a degree in Mechanical Design, Manufacturing, and Automation.

In his spare time, Bo enjoys playing basketball, swimming, cooking, reading books, and playing PC games. As a technical sales representative, Bo likes to try different ideas to solve customer’s problems.

Welcome to the team, Bo!

Conax is heading to SEMICON West to showcase our exclusive EtchDefender™ technology and more

Visit Conax at SEMICON West Booth 2238 July 10 – 12

Longer TC life and lower annual spend with EtchDefender™

Stop by our booth at SEMICON West to get a firsthand look at our patent-pending EtchDefender™ technology and find out how it extends the life of quartz thermocouple sheaths in ASM® Epsilon® epitaxial reactors up to 3X longer and reduces your annual spend by over 30%.

Profile and Spike Thermocouples for all the leading furnaces

Conax also offers standard or custom designed Profile and Spike Thermocouples for vertical and horizontal furnaces. Our high-precision temperature sensors are engineered to address the critical process of temperature measurement and control required for the semiconductor, photovoltaic and LED industries.

Standard and custom designed Pressure/Vacuum Feedthroughs

Conax Technologies designs and manufactures Pressure/Vacuum Feedthroughs for any application or equipment and specializes in HAST feed-throughs for reliability testing.

If you’re at the show, stop by Booth 2238 to find out more!

For more information on the show, click here to visit the site.

ASM® and EPSILON® are registered trademarks of ASM® International. Neither Conax Technologies nor its products are affiliated with, approved by or sponsored by ASM® International.

 

Conax to attend Electrify Europe Conference June 19-21

Visit Conax Technologies at Booth A-L67 at the 2018 Electrify Europe Conference

Conax is pleased to attend the 2018 Electrify Europe Conference in Vienna, Austria with thousands of innovators and thought leaders.

Eliminating premature sensor failures

Among the latest power industry technologies and solutions, we’ll be exhibiting our patented Spring Loaded Exhaust Gas Sensor. Standard exhaust gas sensors in 7F and 9F gas turbines are at risk for premature failure. As temperatures rise, the radiation shield and sensor sheath expand at different rates, forming a gap between the seat and the radiation shield and the stop on the sensor. The sensor vibrates and the tip eventually breaks, causing the sensor to fail and the gas turbine to trip.

Conax created the Spring Loaded Exhaust Gas Sensor, featuring a high-temperature compression spring that is inserted between two spacer tubes. The spring minimizes vibration, which means the sensor is less likely to fail and break. This solution has proven to increase sensor life and provide thousands of hours of operation without failures, preventing downtime and saving money. Click here to view a video demo.

For more information on the show, click here to visit the site.

If you’re at the show, stop by Booth A-L67 and see us!

 

Upgrade for GE Turbines to be Featured at Trade Show

This year’s Frame 6 Users Conference takes us to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida June 12.

At the show, we’ll be demonstrating our kit that replaces exhaust gas thermocouple sensors in older GE frame turbines. This kit lets operators replace sensors without having to replace the entire thermocouple. The solution provides a longer lasting sensor—meaning less maintenance time.

Cable assemblies are custom manufactured to the desired length and remain fixed in the turbine hot box, only the sensor needs to be removed. Cable assemblies are made from 18 AWG stranded conductors with PFA insulation and are jacketed with stainless steel over braid.

To learn more about this year’s show, visit http://frame-6-users-group.org. We’ll be at booth #34. We hope to see you there.

 

Engineering standard and custom solutions for aerospace

Conax is a trusted partner in the aerospace industry

We’ve been proudly providing high-performance, high-quality temperature sensors to our partners in the aerospace industry for over 55 years. Our explosive activated valves went along for the ride during the first space launch of Project Mercury in 1962. Conax parts were also used in the US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon. Today, Conax thermocouples and harness assemblies can be found in several large-scale aerospace projects. Watch the video to see where we’ve been, and where Conax can take you.

For more information about our aerospace capabilities, click here.

Exhibiting at KOFAS in Changwon, Korea

Presenting the International Factory Automation System Show

Our team will be in Korea from May 15th through the 18th at the International Factory Automation System Show in Changwon. This event brings together the technology industry, where experts come to exchange ideas and form business partnerships to further innovation.

We’re sharing a booth with Wontech, a global leader in the field of medical aesthetic lasers and energy-based aesthetic equipment market. Visit us to learn more about our standard and custom-designed compression seal fittings and temperature sensors.

For more information on the show, visit kofas.org.

Find us at booth F12.

Semiconductor Sales Topped $400 Billion in 2017

Global Demand for Semiconductors is Growing

Semiconductors are in electronic devices we use every day, from cell phones to computers, and the global demand for semiconductors has never been higher. Last year’s semiconductor sales increased by 21.6% compared with 2016. Sales topped $400 billion in 2017, a first for the industry.

Most notably, the memory sector saw the largest increase in sales in 2017. It’s also the fastest growing—sales increased 61.5% for the year.

Globally, semiconductor sales saw an increase:

  • Americas – 35%
  • China – 22.2%
  • Europe – 17.1%
  • Asia Pacific/Other – 16.4%
  • Japan – 13.3%

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Conax to visit Atlanta for the 7F Users Group Annual Conference

The GE Frame 7F Users Group Conference takes place May 7-11

This year’s conference takes us to Atlanta, GA where professionals will share innovations and new ideas for the power generation industry.

Exhibiting our patented spring loaded exhaust gas sensor

Our spring loaded exhaust gas sensor is designed to prolong standard gas sensor life in 7F and 9F gas turbines.

Standard exhaust gas sensors in 7F and 9F gas turbines are at risk for premature failure. As temperatures rise, the radiation shield and sensor sheath expand at different rates, forming a gap between the seat in the radiation shield and the stop on the sensor. The sensor vibrates and the tip eventually breaks, causing the sensor to fail and the gas turbine to trip.

The spring loaded gas exhaust sensor is a high temperature compression spring that is inserted between two spacer tubes. The spring minimizes vibration, which means the sensor is less likely to fail and break. This solution has proven to increase sensor life.

If you’re attending the conference, visit us at booth 64.

For more information on the conference, visit their website.

Conax receives European patent

Spring-Loaded Exhaust Gas Sensors Reduce Premature Failure in Standard Exhaust Gas Sensors

Conax has developed the solution

Conax Technologies has received a European patent for Spring-Loaded Exhaust Gas Sensors. Our patented sensors provide the solution to standard exhaust gas sensors in 7F and 9F class turbines that fail prematurely due to vibrations caused by gas flows.

Already patented in the US, Conax Spring-Loaded Exhaust Gas Sensors have a high temperature compression spring that is inserted between two spacer tubes to dampen vibrations and keep the temperature sensor tip seated within the radiation shield.

Available exclusively from Conax

Conax’s Spring-Loaded Exhaust Gas Sensors are interchangeable with OEM parts and tested to OEM specifications.

When used in 7F and 9F class turbines, these sensors have proven to significantly increase sensor life and provide thousands of hours of field operation without failures. In addition, these exclusive Conax sensors:

  • Are interchangeable with OEM parts
  • Have been tested to OEM specifications
  • Significantly increase sensor life

View our demonstration video to find out more. If you have questions, email Rick.Lyon@ConaxTechnologies.com.