NewTek Customized mounting features of LVDT and LVRT sensors

LVDT linear position sensors and LVRT inductive half-bridge sensors include mounting features such as blocks or flanges to fit into the existing footprint of steam turbines, eliminating the need for turbine operators to update or replace costly legacy equipment including mounting equipment, brackets and mechanical indicators. LVDTs and three-wire LVRTs are installed in various locations on the steam turbine to track turbine vibration for health monitoring and maintenance prediction and provide feedback on the open/close status of steam inlets and governor valves. As the LVDTs and LVRTs often are exposed to high vibrations on the steam turbines, the stainless steel blocks and flanges are welded to the sensors so footing remains rugged.