SGS: Testing and Certification Services
SGS has over 95,000 employees with 2400 offices and labs around the world. SGS is one of the world’s largest independent testing and certification labs. The Taylor, MI United States location specializes in aging applications, especially in hot-gas environments for exhaust systems.
SGS has over 6 shakers configured for testing catalysts under extreme temperatures. They generate the high temperatures using burner systems. The concern of using a wire wound armature was that it could not stand up to the temperatures of the units under test. They have seen failures of wire wound armatures in the past and have used only non-wire wound armatures for their facility.
IMV demonstrated through reference sites, catalogue items, and historical data that the IMV shakers were able to operate in extreme environments. We were able to show other customers that had been using IMV for hot-gas applications for many years with no issue. That, along with the fact that we have a burner in the catalogue proved our experience and confidence and that the risk was low to use an IMV shaker. We used the systems that have been installed in the US for many years with no issues as proof of the reliability and dedication to quality.
SGS has been using the system for several months and appreciates the IMV design. Setup time between axes has been reduced due to our alignment system. They have been tracking the energy usage and will be performing an in-house study of the costs savings of the ECO shaker to be used in the justification of future systems. IMV has provided a solution that works well and offers SGS another source for reliable equipment.