Instrumentation Egress Routing
Using your 3D models, CEL Engineers will evaluate your specific instrumentation requirements and determine the least invasive and most cost effective routing path for all sensors. This information is then added to your models, allowing 3D viewing of all routing and required hardware modifications.
As a result of the many different materials and environmental conditions within an engine, careful consideration must be taken when selecting the methods, materials and products used to secure critical sensors. CEL has developed technical processes which evaluate each location and the requisite techniques to ensure sensor reliability and life.
Load & Thrust Cell Design & Engineering
Creating custom solutions to specific projects is just one of CEL’s strengths. Our experience and ability to provide component instrumentation combined with our ability to analyze your existing hardware, allows CEL to provide a unique solution to a specific project that require thrust and torque measurements.
Many times it is impossible to get an “off the shelf” load cell into an existing design. When this is the case and it is necessary to measure loads to validate a design, CEL can design a load cell around your existing hardware. This approach can provide a faster and more cost effective solution compared to designing and building a specific test rig to measure the required loads.
These solutions can range anywhere from modifying existing hardware to creating special low profile and custom fit load cells. Our engineering team will work with you through every step of the project ensuring that the measurement that you need is the measurement you get.
Rake & Probe Design and Analysis
CEL manufactures temperature and pressure mechanical instrumentation for use throughout the turbine engine test and development industry.
Through strict process control, all rakes and probes are manufactured to critical tolerances, thereby ensuring repeatable and accurate data for your test and development programs. These products can be designed by our engineering team or we will build to customer specifications.
CEL engineers and technicians are also equipped to evaluate the feasibility of refurbishing used rakes and probes. When applicable, we can confidently refurbish your instrumentation for use as originally designed.
Whether you are testing compressors, combustors, turbines, or rotor dynamics and bearings the need to evaluate component performance at critical operating conditions requires specialized test rigs. CEL-ATG has the engineering experience and state of the art modeling & design software required to develop highly specialized, cost effective rigs. By utilizing actual engine model structures and configurations, CEL-ATG’s engineers can develop highly effective rig systems with specialized instrumentation, including platinum T/C’s and rakes, which are critical to evaluate your engine components.