Unveiling new ITS tomography products: User Workshop 2013
With over 30 delegates in attendance from across Europe, Industrial Tomography System’s User Workshop 2013 was a huge success.
Held at the Castlefield Rooms, overlooking the iconic Bridgewater Canal in Manchester’s scenic Castlefield district, delegates gathered to hear about ITS’s latest innovations, to gain insights into enhancing their data analysis, and to share stories about pushing the boundaries of their own applications with the aid of ITS tomography products. The day’s informative presentations focused upon a range of topics, delivered by both ITS’s highly skilled staff and by leading industry experts. Notable ITS presentations included…
New ITS Tomography Product: v5r Fast ERT
Delivered by Changhua Qiu, one of the driving forces behind industrial process tomography, ITS’s newest tomography instrument was unveiled to delegates and given a live demonstration by the company’s resident manufacturing guru Dan McCormack (pictured right). Gathering data at a rate of over 500 frames per second, the v5r is set to revolutionize process understanding in the areas of slurry monitoring, multiphase flow, and inline mixing.
New p2+ Accessory: The IO Box
ITS engineer Ioannis Moraitopoulos introduced delegates to the benefits of the Input-Output Module (or IO Box); an add-on to our p2+ electrical resistance tomography instrument which enables the system to import and export 4-20mA signals, thereby allowing tomography calculations to be integrated with measurements relating to flow, temperature or absolute conductivity. This valuable accessory is currently available as a free standing unit, however ITS was able show delegates the shape of things to come by unveiling a new prototype p2+ with the IO Box fully integrated into its casing (pictured right).
New p2+ Software: Version8
The eagerly anticipated p2+ software “Version8” was unveiled by ITS’s CEO Ken Primrose. Featuring a streamlined user interface with “quick start” capability, highly customizable settings, and a new “timeline” function (which lets users see their whole recorded process in one snapshot); all of which is arranged in a familiar Microsoft-esque ribbon layout. Version8 represents the next generation of ITS tomography software and will be available in early 2014.
Data Analysis: Powerful Algorithms
In response to user feedback, ITS’s Kent Wei has been developing an update to our data analysis tools that utilize complex mathematical algorithms in order to reduce the level of noise present in tomograms and greatly increase data accuracy. Kent demonstrated to delegates how simply changing an algorithm can yield data that better reflects the actual conditions inside a pipe or vessel (see right for example, depicting an air bubble in fluid in a pipe).
Data Analysis: Tips & Tricks
ITS tomography engineer Wadoud Hazineh (pictured far right; with colleagues Ioannis, left; and Changhua, centre) spent time sharing with delegates a number of tips and tricks in order to generate good data that will deliver actionable insights into real world processes. Application-specific tricks that Wadoud explored included regionization/zoning in crystallization, pixel trace in petrolatum deposition, belly plots in mixing, and how to work with difficult data in filtration applications.
The day was rounded off by presentations delivered by 3 real-life users of ITS tomography technology, all of whom shared their own personal insights about tomography and the ways in which our technology has enabled them to better understand, and control, their processes.
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