Sensor Coating Systems wins Business of the Year 2017 from Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce
Sensor Coating Systems Ltd (SCS), a high-tech company and a leader in thermal mapping technology, has won both the Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2017 Award and the Innovation Award 2017.
The company’s novel thermal history technology will replace current industry standard thermal paints and offers very significant advantages in power generation, aero engines, in the automotive industry and in other relevant high-temperature industrial applications.
After winning the Innovation category the judges selected Sensor Coating Systems (SCS) over eleven other winners as the Business of the Year 2017 in Barking & Dagenham. The selection process included site visits of the shortlisted businesses. Sensor Coating Systems relocated from Imperial College London in South Kensington to Londoneast-UK, the new Business & Technical Park, the former Sanofi pharmaceutical site, close to Dagenham East tube station in September 2016. SCS occupies the former quality control and R&D laboratories. Since the relocation, SCS continued growing and provides several high tech engineering jobs across different technical disciplines such as physics, chemistry, electronic and mechanical engineering and more recently robotics. SCS has a global reach with a developing customer base specifically in the US and Europe.
The 2017 Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards took place at The Roundhouse, Dagenham on Thursday, 13 July with more than 200 business people attending the Black Tie event.
About SCS technology
Sensor Coating Systems provides a unique luminescence based sensing technology which enables engineers to record past temperatures on previously inaccessible components. The temperature measurement capability reaches from around 150oC to 1400oC. This makes the technology very useful for the evaluation and design of mission-critical components in harsh environments such as a gas turbine or internal combustion engines.
The drive for higher fuel efficiencies and a reduction in CO2 emissions sees the requirement for higher operating temperature in combustion engines. This, however, requires more sophisticated component designs and a rapid temperature assessment capability during the testing phase. One of the benefits of the SCS system over conventional methods is the ability to use automated and objective readout methods delivering high-resolution temperature maps across large surface areas. Another significant factor is the non-destructive, non-toxic property of the memory material, allowing a much more flexible approach in its application than traditional thermal paint methods and does not require post-test de-contamination or specific safety measures.
Dr Jörg Feist, Managing Director at Sensor Coating Systems said:
We are very pleased receiving both awards. The team has settled well after moving into the new premises in September 2016 and the award shows we are now an integral part of the business community here in Barking & Dagenham.
Mary Clements, Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce, said:
This award recognises the Best of the Best. It is awarded by the judging panel and is only open to the winners of each of the other categories. SCS were winners of the 2017 Innovation category, with the judges hugely impressed by the innovation. They felt that Sensor Coating Systems stood out as impressive across its entire business through what has been achieved to make such an innovation. They beat off tough competition to be the winners of the 2017 Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.
About Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
The Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards are an annual event which takes place every July. They are an excellent celebration of the best of Barking & Dagenham businesses and provide excellent opportunity to seek out the new and up and coming business people and businesses. There are 12 categories that are free to enter. Now in its third year, the chamber of commerce very much look ahead to the 2018 celebrations. For further information about Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce or the Annual Business Awards, please contact the Chamber offices on
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About Sensor Coating Systems
Sensor Coating Systems Ltd. spun out of Southside Thermal Sciences (www.stscience.com) an Imperial College spin-out itself in 2012. SCS pioneers sensor technology based on luminescence materials for engineering applications in demanding environments. Its award-winning technology enables accurate temperature detection, corrosion and erosion monitoring and lifetime predictions and, in doing so, assists in optimising the operation of machinery, lowering fuel costs and maintaining material integrity. The main industrial sectors for application are the power generation industry, aero engines, automotive and machinery operating in extreme environments such as oil & gas and petrochemical plants.
SCS is internationally orientated and works with companies such as MAN Diesel & Turbo, Alstom and Snecma under collaborative agreements and also with reputed institutions such as EPRI and the German Aerospace Centre. The technology has also been endorsed by a plurality of grant organisations in the UK and the US including INNOVATE UK and the British National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP). More recently SCS successfully applied for funding through the newly implemented Industrial Challenge Strategy Fund of the UK government.
SCS achieved international recognition after being nominated as a finalist for the Academic Enterprise Awards (ACES) 2013 in the European Parliament and also received the British Engineering Excellence Award 2013. The SCS technical team received the prestigious John P Davies Award of the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in Düsseldorf, Germany, in June 2014.
Dr J.P. Feist, Managing Director, Sensor Coating Systems Ltd, e: firstname.lastname@example.org