The result of research and work carried out over six years in Marseille, this sensor measures the quality of natural gas in real time, for better engine performance. A test phase of a few months will be carried out in the United States to validate the operation of the sensor, with the aim of launching it commercially on the international market in early 2023.
On March 14th, CMR Group launched the test phase of the NIRIS sensor, entirely developed in Marseille, within the “Energy Institute” branch of Colorado State University.
NIRIS represents the latest innovation of the group but also a flagship project for the company. It makes it possible to measure in real time the quality of the gas circulating in a pipeline. The innovation lies in the speed of the measurement contributing to the optimization of the efficiency of gas combustion machines. CMR's major innovation lies in the optimization of on-board algorithms to provide real-time measurement.
This sensor targets, among others, companies that manufacture or operate industrial instruments, such as gas turbines, burners or internal combustion engines. The compatibility of the NIRIS sensor with hydrogen will make it possible to remove certain technical obstacles to the injection of hydrogen into natural gas, and in particular the real-time adjustment of combustion engines, which today is not suitable for consuming gas with a variable rate of hydrogen.
Ahead of its commercialization by the end of the year, CMR Group is partnering with the prestigious Colorado State University laboratory specializing in engines. This will allow the sensor to be tested under real conditions of use, in particular with the addition of hydrogen. These tests will last between four and five months.
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