New LVDT Position Sensors Monitor and Control Gas Turbine Valves

Press Release Summary:

  • Used in a control system to monitor the position of modulating governor and throttle valves
  • Monitors valve position at petrochemical plants as well as within off-road vehicles, farm equipment, construction equipment and aircraft
  • Ideal for valve applications due to their long-term accuracy and reliability, even under hostile conditions

Original Press Release:

NewTek LVDT Position Sensors Offer Accurate Feedback for Valve Position in Different Applications Such as Chemical and Power Plants

Pennsauken, NJ, December 11, 2019…NewTek LVDTs provide accurate position feedback in the monitoring and control of valves in many applications such as chemical plants, power plants on steam and gas turbines, hydroelectric stations and even agricultural equipment. The LVDT converts the linear position of a valve to a proportional electrical output readable by monitors and control systems.

Offering attributes such as frictionless measurement, infinite mechanical life, excellent repeatability and infinite resolution, NewTek AC-operated LVDT position sensors are the ideal linear position technology for valve applications due to their long-term accuracy and reliability, even under hostile conditions. NewTek offers its LVDTs in high temperature, miniature and hermetically-sealed designs to meet the specifications of different applications.

For example, NewTek LVDTs enable accurate monitoring and control of gas turbine valves that regulate the flow of fuel through different components of a gas turbine. By knowing the position of micro fuel valve openings, operators can more efficiently operate turbines with minimal wasted energy.

Implemented as part of steam power plant rehabilitation projects, NewTek LVDT sensors are used in a control system to monitor the position of modulating governor and throttle valves. The linear position sensors can significantly increase operating efficiency by enabling operators to meet specific control algorithms. NewTek LVDT sensors also monitor valve position at petrochemical plants as well as within off-road vehicles, farm equipment, construction equipment and aircraft.

Watch a video that demonstrates how a NewTek LVDT monitors the position of gate valve as it opens and closes. The position sensor is mounted to a gate valve and accurately measures the position of the valve stem and gate. Operators rely on this position data to make adjustments to tightly control the flow rates of fuel, steam, or coolant to maximize efficiency. When specified with the right LVDT, this control system can operate for decades without interruption.

For more information on NewTek LVDT Position Sensor, visit the website at https://www.newteksensors.com/products/ or contact Mike Marciante at 856-406-6877.

About NewTek Sensor Solutions

NewTek Sensor Solutions designs and manufactures standard, custom, and harsh environment LVDT-based linear position sensors for a variety of industries including power generation, factory automation, oil and gas exploration, aerospace/mil, chemical processing, subsea oil drilling and automotive testing. Incorporated in 2016, NewTek Sensors offers more than 200 years of cumulative LVDT design and manufacturing experience by its key staff in serving an OEM and end-user customer base. The company differentiates itself in the market by delivering high-quality, Made-in-the-USA LVDTs at cost-effective price points in short timelines.

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Media Contact:
Jean Carl
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Engineering Contact: 
Tutul Rahman
856-406-6877

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