Accolade for Game Changers

Published on Wednesday, 30th of November

In the prestigious IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) Global Awards 2022, the short-listed Game Changers project ‘Smart sensors for can monitoring’ was highly commended.

Delivered by Bristol-based SME Sensor Driven, the project was shortlisted in the Research Project Award category, competing against finalists from America, Norway, South Africa, University of Birmingham and Turkey.

After two years of collaborative work with Sellafield technical and engineering teams, Sensor Driven have developed a sensor that has the potential to radically change nuclear inspections. The sensor provides constant temperature and pressure measurements, instant alerts and frequent wireless feedback so concerning data can be spotted easily.

Such advanced sensor technology is expected to be of benefit in other ways, including the possibility of monitoring structures such as dams and bridges for damage and decay over decades without expensive maintenance.

The first in-person IChemE awards ceremony since 2019 was hosted by author and broadcaster the Reverend Richard Coles and attended by representatives of more than 100 finalist projects from 15 countries. Project manager Dr Josephine Tunney received the Highly Commended certificate on behalf of Game Changers. 

"This is the first time we have been entered in this prestigious competition and to have been highly commended far exceeded our expectations," said Dr Tunney. "We see this as an endorsement of the Game Changers programme and deserved recognition of the quality and promise of the Sensor Driven project."

National Nuclear Laboratory

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