Miniaturized ultrasound technologies for monitoring of components and industrial processes
|Coordinator||Swerim AB - Swerim AB, Kista|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 399 816|
|Project duration||November 2018 - October 2019|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:|
|Call||Electronic Components and Systems. Research and innovation feasibility studies 2018.|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of this project was to use micro-ultrasonic sensors for monitoring the condition of critical components. The project were focusing on monitoring the clamping force in screw joints and monitoring of the critical film thickness in face seals used in pumping systems.
Expected results and effects
The results from the projects shows that the technology of micro-ultrasonic sensors can after some research activities - be utilized for a vast amount of applications. A roadmap has been evolved for this purpose where the long term effects are reduction in unforeseen interruptions, optimized use of materials, energy savings and reduced costs for industry.
Planned approach and implementation
Initial experiments in combination with a literature survey has resulted in a road map for the research efforts that is needed, and what partners that is needed to implement the technology. A seminar was held for this purpose to identify more partners and possible future applications.