Monthly Archives: October 2013

People Power: Romain Coumau, Test Stand Customer Support

To bolster growing test stand sales, Romain Coumau joined IFTS in February.

Romain Coumau, Test Stand Customer Support at IFTS in Agen, France.

Romain Coumau, Test Stand Customer Support at IFTS in Agen, France.

Working under the direction of Sales Manager Marion Dalex, Romain works with test stand customers on all matters including, drafting technical documentation (validation reports and user guides), coordinating installing on site at customers’ locations and providing support.

If a problem arises with an IFTS-manufactured test stand, Coumau determines the cause of the problem and sets recovery actions in place.

Coumau graduated from the National Engineering School of Tarbes (ENIT) and brings three years of aerospace customer support experience to his new role at IFTS.

Centrifuge Filtration and Microwaves

As part of the DATCEMO (Dewatering Thermally Assisted Coupling Centrifuge Filtration and Microwave Drying) project, IFTS transformed its centrifuge filter pilot in order to implement thermal energy during the centrifugation cycle.

Centrifuge Filter Pilot and its environment

Centrifuge Filter Pilot and its environment

The centrifuge filter IFTS Participates in ISO 16232 Inter-Laboratory Testpilot uses a microwave generator and twenty sensors to measure the key parameters of the process (flow rates and temperature of liquid and vapor, rotation speed, liquid ring position, cake height, power consumption, electromagnetic field, temperature in the cake, moisture of extracted air). This measured data is used to establish the balances (mass, temperature, force, energy) on the liquid and solid phases.

IFTS has the capability to study and assess the interest of coupling mechanical separation and microwave drying in the same machine. Industrial areas targeted are chemistry, pharmaceutics, and the textile industry.