Prime Photonics offers a suite of products and services to test and monitor bladed rotors in turbomachinery.
The following can be measured:
- Blade tip clearance
- Blade tip timing (determining the time of arrival of each blade), which is used for:
- Rotational speed
- Blade twist
- Axial position of the rotor
Products and Services
FOCIS™ - Blade Tip Timing and Blade Tip Clearance System
The Prime Photonics suite of products for bladed rotors is called FOCIS™. It includes world-class hardware, software and services for the most demanding applications:
- Full FOCIS™ system
- FOCIS™ probes: optical probes offered in standard and custom configurations for interfacing with the turbomachinery at extreme temperatures
- FOCIS™ instrumentation:
Speed Measurement System
For speed measurement of bladed rotors, Prime Photonics offers a dedicated speed measurement system based on FOCIS™ components.
Prime Photonics offers a full suite of services associated with blade tip timing and blade tip clearance measurement:
- Test Support: We provide test support ranging from sensor installation and system calibration, to data collection and real-time analysis, as well as provide full turn-key test delivery with on-site personnel.
Contract Manufacturing of Optical Probes: Prime Photonics draws on its extensive knowledge of optical sensors to be a resource for optical probe manufacturing. Contact us with probe specifications or a full probe design and our team will manufacture and deliver the best quality probes in time for your test.
- Equipment Rental: Rental equipment is available for customer test activities. Rent-to-own is available on most models. Prime Photonics works with you to determine the test specifications and provide a test system configured for your needs.
- Calibration Services: Prime Photonics uses its in-house test rigs to provide calibration services of optical clearance probes.
- Maintenance and Repair: Prime Photonics stands behind its equipment. We provide full maintenance and repair services, from re-polishing probe tips to repairing broken or damaged equipment, you can count on us to deliver superior service.