Over 40 years of bringing innovative technologies and services to market
After being founded in 1979, Gastops established our technical capabilities throughout the 1980’s providing ship simulation services for the Royal Canadian Navy. One of our earliest sparks of innovation was the development of the first gas turbine trending system for the RCN.
With Pratt & Whitney’s selection of our oil debris monitor for the F119 engine for use on Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor, our MetalSCAN technology became the first online, full-flow oil debris sensor system to be successfully deployed on airborne engines. This milestone was the beginning of the sustained relationships that Gastops has maintained with both of these industry leaders. Today, our manufacturing facility produces over 20 different product versions based on this technology, including commercial-off-the-shelf items for industrial, energy and marine markets and application-specific products for aerospace and defence.
The first decade of the 2000’s were marked with new technology introduction and rapid adoption of the MetalSCAN in new markets. FilterCHECK was introduced adding filter debris analysis capability to our offline technology. The success with the online oil debris monitor on the F119 engine resulted in Pratt & Whitney selecting the technology for the F135 engine that is used on Lockheed Martin’s F-35. Moving from defence to commercial aerospace, Pratt & Whitney selected MetalSCAN for the innovative GTF engine that is widely deployed on the Airbus A220 and A320neo aircraft today. MetalSCAN entered the wind energy market through a partnership with Senvion. Gastops established expertise in condition-based maintenance with execution of the Sea King Integrated Health Management (IHM) program, and expanded support to the RCAF as an authorized service centre for Breeze-Eastern and FLIR.
As Gastops surpassed the 10,000th MetalSCAN delivery, new off-line technology was introduced via a partnership with Pratt & Whitney Canada to deliver their industry changing Oil Analysis Technology. Adding to online and offline solutions, Gastops introduced ChipCHECK to provide the first at-line solution for electronic chip detector analysis, eliminating the need for commercial aerospace and defence fleet operators to wait on lab analysis to determine the origin of suspect oil debris.
The decade began with major Gastops milestones: the delivery of the 3,500th sensor to the F-35 program and the 20,000th sensor overall. Several new MetalSCAN models were released and high-profile partnerships, such as Vestas-EnVentusTM and GE Aviation, established. Follow us on social media to get the latest news about how Gastops continues to innovate or visit our Innovation page for more details!