Accusonic - Monitoring Systems and Services
In addition to precision flowmeter systems, Accusonic offers associated technical products and services to support hydropower, fossil power, water resource and wastewater project requirements. These include fully integrated data collection, monitoring and analysis systems for pumps, turbines,condensers and hydraulic conveyance works. Systems are designed for application where maximizing efficiency and ensuring continued high performance are primary concerns.
Pipeline leaks can be detected quickly and easily by establishing a communications link between flowmeters placed at opposite ends of the pipeline. The system continuously compares flows at both ends. When the difference exceeds a preset threshold, an alarm contact is actuated, providing a valve closure signal. Pipelines and entire hydroelectric plants have been protected in this manner.
Turbine Efficiency Monitoring System (TEMS)
The Accusonic TEMS is used in a portable mode or as a permanently installed system for measurement of hydro turbine (or pump) efficiency. The system collects data from the flowmeter, power meter and pressure sensors and computes unit efficiency in real-time. The system is used to improve plant operation and to provide contractually accepted pre- and post-upgrade performance data, and is designed to meet ASME PTC-18 and IEC Pub. 41 codes.
Real-Time Condenser Flow & Temperature Monitoring System
Accusonic utilizes flow and temperature data to monitor the performance of a unit's condenser allowing the operators to evaluate the condensers performance and potential for fouling. Maintenance can be scheduled on a as needed basis only reducing the amount of condenser downtime. Most significant is the opportunity for reduction in heat rate as a result of the condenser intelligence brought to the plant by the information the Accusonic system provides.
Accusonic field engineers are available on a worldwide basis to install equipment or perform field tests. Complete turnkey installations services of the Accusonic systems and floweters are available. A network of offices and representatives in 28 countries provides prompt support services for our installations. Our turbine/pump/condenser performance test teams are available to conduct acceptance tests in accordance applicable codes and standards such as ASME and IEC standards on Kaplan, Francis and Pelton turbines.