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Mar 2021

Successful international consortium project concludes with significant developments for ITS non-nuclear Dens-itometer product

ITS has completed an extremely successful Eureka project leading a multinational consortium to producing product improvements, patent enhancements and peer-reviewed papers. Total investment of the project was approx. £500,000.

Working together, overcoming the challenges of the COVID crisis, the Canadian / UK consortium applied cutting edge artificial Intelligence techniques and novel measurements to further develop ITS’s world-leading electrical tomography instrumentation.

The project has led to significant improvements in ITS’s instrumentation in hydraulic conveying for dredging and mining. It has also provided gold standard data sets for independent measurement validation which will lead to improved resolution and increased confidence of ITS non-nuclear Dens-itometer product.

In addition a new application in the FMCG sector is planned with a leading blue chip process company later in 2021.

Work continues with the Canadian partners in 2021 and a several peer-reviewed papers are planned. In addition ITS will be applying the project outcomes to its Densitometer product and recently launched Combi-meter. The Combi-meter integrates ITS density meter with Krohne’s market leading magnetic flow meters.

ITS is thankful to UK Innovate and Canada’s NRC for their support of and to the consortium partners – University of Birmingham, University of Alberta and the National Research Council of Canada for their contributions to an extremely successful project. The dense phase hydraulic conveying experimental program was carried out at the internationally renowned Saskatchewan Research Centre.