Our Technology division provides a suite of services in the design, maturation and implementation of new technologies and engineering services for sustainable energy production around the world.
We do this by helping organisations at all stages of their project lifecycle to assess, test, and implement world-class innovations to support plant optimisations; lowering the costs of production; and reducing the environmental impact of operations. We work closely with a network of global partners to create opportunities for a more sustainable energy future.
Our client, a global energy company, is currently looking for cutting edge equipment to support a plant optimisation project.
Specifically, in a closed piece of equipment, it is required to make a temperature measurement beneath a transparent lid. This measurement would need to be made without compromising the transparency of the lid. Conventional glass acts like a mirror for infrared radiation. If you point a thermal imager at a glass window, imaging the other side of the glass is challenged by the reflectivity of the glass: it shows the reflected temperatures of objects rather than letting infrared radiation be transmitted through. Our client is looking for a transparent material that can as a window or lid for this device. Transparency is paramount as close visual inspection of the parts under the lid is necessary.
Solutions (materials) must aim to adhere to the below requirements:
- Can be cut to size
- Can transmit infrared readings, measurable by an infrared thermometer
- Remain transparent and resilient to a range of pressure and temperature conditions
- Wavelength range of 7.5-14µm
- The material will operate at atmospheric pressure, not pressurised, with a IP68 rating, and experiences ambient temperatures of -60degC to +90degC
The solutions must meet the criteria set above.
Furthermore, the solutions need to identify the equipment location, costs (if available) and identify any relevant patents.
What's in it for you?
A successful collaboration will generate business for suitable submissions.
If you have or are developing solutions, or if you have expertise in the above, please click "Apply" to submit your solution/expertise to the Network.