Company: Power Plant
Challenge: A power plant has installed a Frame 7E gas turbine. As is often the case with OEM parts, they were not satisfied with the exhaust gas thermocouple supplied by the OEM. The sensor proved too difficult to install, replace, service and maintain. The customer came to Conax seeking a better solution.
Solution: The Conax design featured a simplified termination and a more rugged sheath. This was obtained by enlarging the sheath diameter and using a reduced tip to maintain sensor response speed. A Conax seal fitting on each end allows the probe to be easily mounted into the radiation shield at one end and into a termination box on the other end. Thermocouples of varying sheath lengths were provided.
Impact: The customer was very happy with the Conax design and this part has now been added to the customer’s standard inventory.