Integrated circuits from IDEAS can be applied in industrial scanning applications. The following technologies are covered
- Process and flow tomography for quality assurance
Process Tomography for Pipe Flow Technology
Multiphase flow is the transport of different materials in different states or phases (solid, liquid, gas). Applications are in power plants or industrial installations. Process tomography is a pipe flow technology that allows one to measure the quantity of materials flowing through the pipe. Process tomography is of interest for the oil and gas industry, in power plants and in the nuclear industry. IDEAS has worked for process tomography and the following technology is available for this field.
- Food processing for safety and quality assurance
The food industry uses many screening techniques to assess and assure food safety and food quality. For example, x-ray screening is important for the detection of dangerous objects in food (e.g. glass in marmalade, cut bones in meat) and quality assurance (e.g. meat muscle tissue and fat content). Dual energy x-ray methods can also identify illicit elements/objects in the food after packaging. IDEAS has designed integrated circuits that can be used in line scanners for x-ray screening of food.
Important requirements for industrial applications are enabled by integrated circuits:
- Low cost and high-performance in terms high speed, and low power
- Reliability and stability
IDEAS designs integrated circuits and subsystems for industrial scanning.