MFPT Recognizes Endo’s Valve Research

June 1, 2014

The Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT) published Hiro Endo and Tim Chapman’s latest paper titled “An application of Minimum Entropy Deconvolution Technique in Valve Response Speed Measurement” last year, and COMADEM’s International Journal of Condition Monitoring will also publish it in a special July issue.

This paper presents an application of the Minimum Entropy Deconvolution (MED) technique to enhance the signal of opening and closing mechanical valves. The speed and consistency of valve openings and closings have significant influence on the overall performance of air motors.

“We wanted to achieve better speed control ability over air motors,” Endo said. “We came up with a signal processing technique to actively record valve shut off times and optimize our systems. This is a critical element. If you can’t control the valves, you can’t control the tests you’re conducting.”

Through peer review, the MFPT chose the seven best papers from its conference last year for COMADEM’s special issue. Each spring, MFPT members, including leading technologists in machinery failure, diagnostics, prognostics, and failure analysis, meet for an ideas and networking forum. Endo also presented research at last year’s American Society for Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) Turbo Expo, an international conference that brings together experts in turbine technology and research and development.

“The research and development we do is sophisticated and unique, and peer recognition of Hiro’s work validates Test Devices’ strong reputation in the industry,” President Rob Murner said.