Large area sensor for temperature monitoring - for detection of lining condition and process controll

Reference number 2016-01882
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - Rise Acreo, Kista
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 030 000
Project duration July 2016 - October 2018
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:
Call Electronic Components and System. Research and Innovation Projects. Spring 2016.

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project was to bring the large area sensor closer to a product stage by raising the technical maturity level, but also by bringing together relevant actors for this. This purpose has been achieved, and today we have a sensor that is suitable for harsh environments of the applications. This means that new types of test and experiments can be conducted that focus on investigating the customer value of the sensor, ie how the data can create added value in the processes. We also find that there is a great interest for further development of the technology within the project group.

Expected results and effects

The project has developed a fiber optic temperature sensing technology for monitoring large areas of lining in hot processes. This is now a robust technology, suitable for harsh environments. In the near future, expected effects are an increased interest in technology and further development that focuses on how the sensor data can add value to the processes. We also see the possibility of commercialization of the technology, and interest for this exists in the project group

Planned approach and implementation

The project was a collaboration between Rise Acreo (coordinator), Rise IVF, Högskolan i Borås, Fiberson, Sandvik, Höganäs, Södra Cell, Agellis Group and ABB. The development work was guided by the requirements for each industrial test. The work focused on developing sensors and adapting the readout equipment to meet the requirements of each application.

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