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REYNOSA SERVICE CENTER FOR AMETEK SENSORS AND FLUID MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS AS FAA CERTIFIED REPAIR STATION


Release Date: Monday, November 07, 2016

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REYNOSA SERVICE CENTER FOR AMETEK SENSORS AND FLUID MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS AS FAA CERTIFIED REPAIR STATION

SALES DOUBLED IN PAST FIVE YEARS

REYNOSA, MX
AMETEK’s Reynosa Service Center is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary as an FAA Certified Foreign Repair Station. Located immediately across the border from McAllen, TX, the Reynosa Service Center along with its highly trained engineers and mechanics provides repair services for aircraft and engine sensors, such as thermocouples, fuel flowmeters, level sensors, and air data system components and associated cables and harnesses.


The Reynosa Service Center was awarded FAA Certification as a Foreign Repair Shop on June 22, 2007 and is one of only a handful of repair stations authorized to repair aircraft parts in Mexico by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). There are currently 33 such FAA Certified Repair Stations operating in Mexico today, and the Reynosa Service Center was the 17th shop certified.

The Reynosa Service Center initially began repairing thermocouples as a sub-tier supplier. The Center has since expanded to offer full sensor overhaul, test, and repair capabilities for AMETEK Aerospace OEM parts and products as well as select third-party repairs, in which its engineering skills and technical know-how result in a level of service that is equal to, or even better than, those offered by the equipment’s original manufacturer.

“We continually strive to broaden our capabilities and conduct intensive training and cross-training for our team to ensure that we meet the highest customer expectations in terms of service and performance,” comments Javier Valenzuela, AMETEK’s Reynosa Service Center Manager.

As a Foreign Repair Station, the Reynosa Service Center must meet additional safety criteria beyond that required of Domestic Repair Stations, such as annual recertification by the FAA vs Domestic Repair Stations whose certification lasts indefinitely. This requires frequent and close communication with the FAA to ensure that reliable and compliant repairs are provided by the shop. In addition to FAA Certification, the Reynosa Service Center has been certified by the DGAC, EASA, CAAC and CAAS certifying agencies.

About Sensors and Fluid Management Systems
AMETEK Sensors and Fluid Management Systems is a leader in aircraft and engine sensors for temperature, pressure, flow, fluid level, acceleration, proximity, speed and position. It is a unit of Aerospace & Defense, a leading supplier of engine and aircraft monitoring systems; data acquisition units; fuel and fluid measurement systems; heat transfer and cooling systems; and maintenance and repair services. AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion. For more information, contact AMETEK Sensors and Fluid Management Systems, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4617. E-mail: aerosales@ametek.com. Web: www.ameteksensors.com


AMETEK’s SFMS Business Unit Produces Patent-Pending EGT Thermocouple with Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Material


Release Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CMC Thermocouple R1   

    

 
Wilmington, MA - AMETEK’s Sensors and Fluid Management Systems (SFMS) business unit has produced a patent-pending thermocouple with a sheath made from a Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) material. The CMC material extends the measurement range of conventional thermocouples made with nickel-based alloys, which tend to deteriorate rapidly when the temperature exceeds 2100F (1150C). The sheath of AMETEK’s “CMC Thermocouple” is rated for continuous operation at 2200F (1204C) and short term exposure to 2500F (1350 to 1400 C).

With a higher temperature capability, the CMC offers the dual benefit of extending the life of Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) thermocouples, thereby postponing costly engine overhauls, while at the same time allowing closer proximity of the thermocouple to the combustor. This closer proximity results in a more accurate measurement of the true turbine inlet temperature, which directly leads to a more efficient engine with lower fuel consumption.

The CMC sheath exhibits greater ductility than pure ceramic materials, which infamously suffer from instant brittle failure. Ultimate strains of CMC coupons were measured to be between 1% and 9%, depending on temperature, while demonstrating yielding behavior. AMETEK has performed temperature and vibration tests, and confirmed that the creep resistance of the CMC is superior to those of conventional metals.

As numerous aerospace OEMs have recognized, CMCs are an exciting development in engine applications. As ceramics are one-third the density of steels and nickel alloys, the CMCs also provide significant savings in fuel consumption due to the lower weight.

AMETEK’s CMC thermocouple uses internal conductors that produce an output similar to a Type K junction but with enhanced resistance to oxidation. AMETEK has packaged these exciting improvements into a popular geometry with conventional terminal studs for easy installation (see photo). Custom geometries can be requested.

About Sensors and Fluid Management Systems AMETEK Sensors and Fluid Management Systems is a leader in aircraft and engine sensors for temperature, pressure, flow, fluid level, acceleration, proximity, speed and position. It is a unit of Aerospace & Defense, a leading supplier of engine and aircraft monitoring systems; data acquisition units; fuel and fluid measurement systems; heat transfer and cooling systems; and maintenance and repair services. AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion. For more information, contact AMETEK Sensors and Fluid Management Systems, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4617. E-mail: aerosales@ametek.com. Web: www.ameteksensors.com


AMETEK AEROSPACE & DEFENSE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE


Release Date: Friday, September 28, 2012

WILMINGTON, MA-- AMETEK Sensors & Fluid Management Systems (SFMS), a leader in sensor technology for a broad range of aircraft engine and airframe applications, has launched a new website: http://www.ameteksensors.com.

The site provides visitors easier navigation and more comprehensive product and application information on AMETEK’s extensive line of pressure, temperature, liquid level, fuel flow, hydraulic level, vibration, humidity, oxygen, speed, and air data sensors. In addition, the site offers information on special cable assemblies and harnesses and custom sensor solutions, including sensors with compatible signal conditioning hardware and software capabilities that meet DO-178 level A requirements.

Along with product information, the site offers access to AMETEK repair and overhaul services, including spare parts, upgrades and retrofits, and field service engineering.

AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a recognized leader in engine and aircraft monitoring systems, data acquisition units, power distribution systems, fuel and fluid measurement systems, engine and airframe sensors, cables, harness assemblies, avionics blowers, fans, and heat transfer and cooling systems and a leading provider of maintenance, overhaul and repair services. It is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than $3.0 billion.

For more information, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4101. Fax: 215-293-8996. E-mail: aerosales@ametek.com. Website: http://www.ameteksensors.com

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