Industrial Sensor Technologies

Overview

The Industrial Sensor Technologies (IST) team engages in research, development and deployment of new measurement systems for resource industries. Our highly interdisciplinary skill sets encompass physics and chemistry, process engineering and instrument engineering, enabling us to provide robust measurement solutions to improve difficult resource processing problems.

IST has the key competitive advantage of being able to execute projects from ideation and conceptualization to development and engineering through to field deployment and post-deployment service and support

For most inquiries related to our team, see the contacts in the footer of this page. For inquiries related to instrument service or our Pylypow facility, contact Mark Belec.

Key Application Areas

  • Mineable oil sands
  • SAGD
  • Refineries
  • Pulp and paper
  • Industrial and municipal water
  • Gas processing

Core Capabilities

  • Spectroscopic Analysis
  • Vision Systems
  • Surface and Colloid Chemistry
  • Clay mineralogy and geochemistry
  • Instrument Engineering
  • Sampling systems
  • Process Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Field Support

Spectroscopic Systems

  • UV-visible-NIR instrumentation development
  • Light scattering measurement
  • Raman instrument systems
  • Atomic spectroscopies
  • Radiometric (nuclear)
  • Sonic and ultrasonic
  • Spectroscopic analysis of unstable colloid systems and interfaces

Vision Systems

  • Machine vision system integration
  • Contrast and color analysis
  • Feature and object detection
  • Artificial neural networks and machine learning
  • Multi-spectral imaging

Instrument Engineering

  • Mechanical, electrical, chemical, software
  • Capacitive, spectroscopic, nuclear, vision based technologies
  • Sampling & sample handling system design
  • Solid modelling & drafting
  • Design for regulatory compliance including ABSA, CEC, CSA, HAZLOC
  • Small volume instrument manufacturing

Field Support

  • Instrument troubleshooting and repair
  • Preventative maintenance and training