When exposed to high temperature, insulating paper found in transformers breaks down and results in a reduction of the useful life of the transformer. Monitoring temperature of the insulating paper via a winding hot spot ensures the insulating paper is not exposed to high temperatures and helps minimize damage.
Conventional methods of monitoring the winding hot spot use calculations to simulate the temperature, but do not measure it. These winding temperature indicators (WTIs) infer the hot spot temperature by measuring the transformer load on a single phase and the surrounding oil temperature and then apply a model. Other issues with the WTIs include a long lag time (up to 5 hours) and actual temperature variance (up to 20 °C).
Over the last year, we’ve been celebrating our 10th Anniversary by sharing the story behind each of our acquisition brands that made us the innovative leader we are today.
E2 Technologies (E2T) was founded in Ventura, California in 1974 and has been well recognized in the petrochemical industry for more than 40 years. E2T is known as a specialist in the Sulfur Furnace Temperature (SRU) application.
Mikron Infrared acquired E2 Technologies in 2002, which enabled Mikron to further solidify its presence as a major supplier in the non-contact point temperature measurement market and significantly strengthen its competitive position. LumaSense continues to offer solutions for SRU applications and high temperature furnace applications as well as flare pilot monitoring.
Mikron E2T designed the M7000SR Series for continuous and instantaneous measurement of Refractory Temperature (RT), Gas Temperature (GT), and Integrated Temperature (FF) in the vessel away from the heat, vibration, and corrosive gases. The M7000SR paved the way for today’s E2T Quasar M8100 Flare Pilot Monitor.
E2T started offering the PULSAR for SRU monitoring in the late 1970’s and LumaSense introduced the latest PULSAR product last year. The PULSAR 4 reports both gas and refractory temperatures measurements simultaneously and corrects for Flame Transparency errors with our proprietary Flame Measurement Algorithm (FMA).
We invite you to learn more about our E2T petrochemical solutions!
After much research, development, and testing, our new website went live this summer! The site features a responsive layout and enhanced design to present updated information on our solutions, products, and technologies. Continue reading →
MIKRON Infrared, Inc., founded in 1969, was a pioneer in infrared thermometers and became a leader in thermal imaging and
blackbody calibration sources. LumaSense acquired Mikron in 2007 and now offers thermal imaging and blackbody calibration solutions for many applications including semiconductor, power generation, and industrial material processing.
Some of Mikron’s early offerings included the Mikron M67 / M67S and later M77 infrared pyrometers. TheMikron M67 featured a patented 2-wire interface to simplify installation and reduce total cost of ownership. The M67 (and successors M67S and M77) became a leading temperature measurement solution in many steel, metal heat treating, and glass processing applications. These products paved the way for many of the LumaSense Mikron offerings available today.
We invite you to learn more about our Mikron thermal imaging and blackbody calibration sources!
Originally founded in 1969, Andros was the start of LumaSense’s gas portfolio when acquired in 2007. Today, Andros is complemented by our INNOVA gas monitors, allowing us to offer a wide range of gas sensing products for a variety of markets including, but not limited to energy, medical, automotive, and environmental.
Here are some of the great people behind the proven and continually innovative Andros offerings. We are proud that they are a part of the LumaSense family and sincerely thank them for their efforts over the years. Continue reading →
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Frankfurt Anniversary Party and Santa Clara Thanksgiving Celebration!
LumaSense is celebrating across the globe! The Frankfurt, Germany office held their LumaSense 10th Anniversary celebration on November 5th. The Santa Clara office celebrated the latest SmartDGA release during their Thanksgiving lunch on November 23rd!
Listen to CEO Steve Abely give thanks for the SmartDGA launch! Click on the video below.
Frankfurt enjoyed quite the feast!
Dirk Fabian and teammates enjoying the anniversary celebration food!
Tina Kühn, Mario Dore and Andreas Fleer seem satisfied!
Peter Maushake admires marketing’s handy work while enjoying a bite.
Thomas Fahn, Natalia Müller, and many others shared in the festivities!
Lenny Shaver, Monica Malone, Alejandra Hernandez, Carolina Hernandez, Patrick Franz, Harika Potluri, Sudeep Gonsalves, Shelly Ong and Stefan Warnke sport traditional Pilgrim hats.
And so the story continues…LumaSense, originally founded in 2005, expanded into the world of gas monitoring with the acquisition of the INNOVA AirTech Instruments A/S. INNOVA was originally founded in 1978 in Ballerup, Denmark near Copenhagen.
This week we sent an email sharing our story and a couple of great products from INNOVA. That story wouldn’t be possible without the service of those who have diligently worked for INNOVA and LumaSense over the years!
Inge Lise Olsen
LumaSense’s INNOVA team is a spirited bunch! Below are some pictures of recent social activities.
Bike to work participants Inge Lise, Jørgen, Lars, Serge, Susanne, Thomas, Charlotte and Per
DHL Road Race Inge Lise, Kirsten, Per, Susanne, and Thomas
Go Cart Racing and Bowling Thomas, Lars, Susanne, Serge, Mikael, Kim, Steel, Morten
Go Cart Racing and Bowling Lars, Susanne, Serge
Go Cart Racing and Bowling Steen
Employee Celebration Party Lars and Henning
Employee Celebration Party Inge Lise, her husband, Charlotte, Susanne, Lars
Employee Celebration Party Steen, his wife, and Kim
And so the story begins…LumaSense was founded in 2005 with the acquisition of the Luxtron Corporation. Luxtron was originally founded in 1978 right here in Silicon Valley, not too far from where LumaSense is today.
This week we sent an email sharing our story and some of the great products from Luxtron.
That story wouldn’t be possible without the service of those who have diligently worked for Luxtron and LumaSense over the years!