PEMD 2024

Torquemeters are proud to be a sponsor at PEMD 2024.
International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives.
Booth 15
Nottingham, UK
June 10 – 13 2024

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Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition

Join us at the Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition
Booth 315
ExCell London
June 24 – 28 2024

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Engineering Integrity Society

Join us at the Engineering Integrity Society Instrumentation, Analysis & Testing Exhibition
Silverstone Race Circuit
March 26 2024

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Turbomachinery Show 2023

Join us at the Turbomachinery and Pump Symporia
George R Brown Convention Center, Houston TX, USA
September 26 – 28, 2023
Booth 2421

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ASME Turbo Expo 2023

Join us at Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition 2023
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, USA
June 27-29, 2023
Booth 523

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Engineering Integrity Society

Join us at Silverstone Race Circuit 16th May 2023

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Installation of second Continuous Duty (CD) torquemeter SIL2 system

Torquemeters is pleased to announce the completion of the commissioning on a further SIL2-rated continuous duty torquemeter, this time for Total’s facility in Feyzin. Torquemeters pioneered the first such system, in collaboration with Total, for the Total Refinery Antwerp site in 2017. The system allows the safe operation of an upgraded compressor installed on an existing steam turbine and the torquemeter provides real-time performance data ensuring optimal operation whilst avoiding an overdrive/overload event which would potentially damage the newly installed equipment. To use shaft horsepower as a control function on steam turbines, the Torquemeter TorSil product is unique. Speed of reaction to enable the control system to operate without the need for complicated calculations involving head pressure, water/steam quality, flow and temperature is simplified using a standard torquemeter and is made Functionally Safe using the 2oo3 voting TorSil variant. In addition to providing normal Condition Monitoring data on shaft horsepower (trending, washing cycle needs, direction of fouling information), the customer now has an automated system with SIL 2 which provides a system needing no user intervention, other than that required for SIL 2 (a scheduled functional test at shutdown). This releases plant man hours for other duties and ensures continued, safe plant operation.

Key features of the installation includes;

  • SIL2 protection rating
  • No rotating electronics
  • Ability to compensate for changes in environmental conditions
  • High degree of reliability and accuracy
  • 9Long service intervals and low maintenance requirements
  • Optimisation of turbine/compressor performance during commissioning

Certification awards for Torquemeter’s Continuous Duty product range

Designed for operation in the harshest of environments, Torquemeter’s continuous duty torquemeters have been ATEX-certified for many years and we are pleased that our recent audit by Baseefa has been successfully completed and our ATEX II certification renewed. We are also pleased to be able to report new accreditation for the continuous duty product range to the Indian explosive environment standard PESO which has also been granted recently.

ECCE 2022

Join us at Booth 205, Detroit, Michigan October 9th – 13th 2022

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Torquemeters becomes an employee-owned trust after 70 years of custodianship by the Van Millingen family.

The management of Torquemeters Limited is happy to announce that the ownership of the business has now been transferred to an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) by the Van Millingen family, after 70 years of continuous leadership by the original founder Reuel Van Millingen and, since the early 1990s, by his sons, Jas & Ben Van Millingen.

The trust is an indirect ownership arrangement which maintains the independence of the business to operate in the longer term for the benefit of its employees. In addition, several members of the existing management team have subscribed to shares via a limited Management Buy Out scheme, acquiring a minority shareholding in the business. This, coupled with the continued involvement of Ben as Managing Director & Jas as Technical Director, will help to ensure the continuity and stability of the business in the short and longer term.

The new structure will ensure that Torquemeters will continue as a thriving and sustainable specialist engineering business focussed on the delivery of world-class rotating equipment systems and services through product innovation, the development of core engineering capabilities and an open supportive culture. The transfer of ownership to the trust which started in December of last year has been managed, with the backing of the previous shareholders, to support the business’ working capital needs through the initial phase of the transition and to ensure that the business remains fiscally robust into the future.

Torquemeters Limited has an enviable reputation for the quality and innovation of its’ high performance driveline, torque measurement and test system solutions, garnered over 70 years of serving many of the world’s leading aviation, automotive, industrial and Oil & Gas organisations. The business has grown substantially & sustainably over the past few years and continues to operate in a fiscally responsible and profitable fashion. We continue to invest in new capabilities in terms of our engineering expertise, specialist manufacturing facilities and through the development of our highly-skilled employees.

From a customer & a partner perspective, the relationship with Torquemeters Limited will continue uninterrupted, with all aspects of engagement remaining the same, as we embark on this new chapter in Torquemeters history.