Case Studies

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Safe airport scanners

Terahertz (THz) lasers are finding new uses in non-destructive material testing and security scanning. The long wavelength radiation these lasers emit is ideal for both applications as it can pick-up near surface defects or substances hidden under clothes which pose security risks. Manufacturers of materials are keen to embrace...

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Validating 3D measurement software

Computer aided measurements are an essential part of engineering projects. From predicting if building components can access sites, to having confidence in the structural integrity of walls and containers, reliable 3D models are needed for critical decisions on safety, appearance, and investment. Computer simulations turn mill...

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Trusting complex software

Modern cars must be manufactured with great precision to ensure they meet design specification. Grooves in the pistons or ripples on body surfaces affect the car’s performance and appearance. Most engineering industries face similar issues, as ever greater accuracy is required to produce more precisely engineered parts. Co-ord...

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Smart meter reliability

Electricity meters measure how much energy consumers use so they can be accurately billed. If they measure incorrectly it is bad news for the consumer; either they are charged more individually, or they are undercharged leading energy companies to raise prices. Smart meters are being manufactured in large batches and introduced...

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Accuracy for installed flow meters

Understanding how fluids move around pipes is vital for improving efficiency and safety – whether in manufacturing processes or in the transport of commodities such as oil and gas. But fluid flow in pipes is variable which makes measuring it hard. Better models are needed to understand how bends in pipes influence fluid flow, s...

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Installed sensing for power plant

Power plant operators must reliably monitor structural integrity to ensure safety. For example, high pressure, high temperature steam can degrade and corrode the pipes that carry it. If these crack during operation, the damage and lost power generation from unscheduled shutdowns can cost millions of Euros. Networks of sensors ...

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