September 28, 2016 (Berlin, Germany) – Today at the Gas Turbine Institute (GTI) 2016 EVI-GTI and PIWG joint conference on Gas Turbine Instrumentation in Berlin, Germany, Malcolm Laing, Director of Products for Prime Photonics, made the presentation “Hot section demonstration of an uncooled multi-function blade tip clearance and timing sensor”. In the talk, Mr. Laing discussed a recent hot section engine test in which Prime Photonics performed Blade Tip Timing and Blade Tip Clearance measurements. The Prime Photonics FOCIS™ optical probes were installed post-combustor and did not require cooling during operation in the extremely hot turbine section of the engine.
September 19, 2016 (Blacksburg, VA) - Prime Photonics, LC has been awarded accreditation from SafeContractor, part of the Alcumus Group, the market-leading provider of technology-enabled compliance risk management, certification and verification services. SafeContractor accreditation involves rigorous auditing of procedures, policies, training and insurance coverage. The accreditation allows SafeContractor clients to know that Prime Photonics technicians and engineers performing work at their sites will perform to the highest health and safety performance standards.
September 13, 2016 (Houston, TX) – Prime Photonics will be exhibiting and the 2016 Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas). The Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia (TPS) is the premier training and networking opportunity for professionals in both pump, turbomachinery and related industries. In 2015, TPS attracted more than 5,500 people and 350 exhibiting companies from 48 countries.
September 12, 2016 (Dayton, OH) – Prime Photonics will exhibit and present at the 2016 Turbine Engine Technology Symposium (TETS). held Sept 12-15 in Dayton, Ohio. The TETS Symposium is a biennial forum where the United States' turbine engine community gathers to review and discuss the latest turbine engine technology advances. The Symposium draws an audience of approximately 1000 engineers, scientists, managers, and operational personnel from throughout the turbine engine community, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, DARPA, DOE, FAA, engine and aircraft manufacturers, material and component suppliers, and academia.
July 5, 2016 – Blacksburg, VA – On Wednesday June 22, Steve Poland, Prime Photonics CEO, presented on “FOCIS™ Rotor Blade Health Monitoring” at the summer meeting of the Propulsion and Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG) held at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, OH. The presentation included a capabilities overview and development status of the FOCIS™-based engine health monitoring system being developed by Prime Photonics for Foreign Object Damage (FOD) detection, on-wing vibration monitoring and rotor blade crack detection. Mr. Poland also introduced a new project soon to be initiated with the US Army which will apply Prime Photonics’ patented FOCIS™-based Rotating Stall Detection technology to monitoring for stall/surge precursors in Army gas turbine engines. A member of the Steering and Advisory Board for PIWG, Prime Photonics will attend the September GTI 2016 joint PIWG/EVI-GTI conference in Berlin, Germany, where Malcolm Laing, Products Director, will present recent developments relating to hot section (turbine) FOCIS™ engine sensor testing.