Kurt Nichol

Apex Turbine Testing Technologies Headquarters

Getting to Know Us

Getting To Know Us By: Kurt Nichol I just completed a six week tour throughout a large section of Europe which was a mixture of business and pleasure.  My wife and I have been planning this for some time to coincide with the departure of our youngest son to college.  We’ve been very involved with our kids over the years and knew this would be an emotionally challenging milestone for us, so we planned the …

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APEX Turbine Celebrates Seventeen Years in Business!

APEX Turbine Celebrates Seventeen Years in Business! By: Kurt Nichol This month APEX Turbine celebrates our seventeenth year in business!  Over the years not only has our business grown, but more importantly, our understanding of our market and our customers’ needs has grown.  It’s been quite an adventure.  As with most anniversaries, it’s a good time to look back at how we came to be. Prior to forming the company, I was working at the …

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Turbomachinery Testing Partner-Power Generation Application-Our Customers

Power Generation Data Acquisition Case Studies

Power Generation Data Acquisition Case Studies By: Kurt Nichol APEX Turbine sells and supports dynamic data acquisition systems (DDAS) to a number of OEM’s in the gas turbine power generation market around the world.  We provide these important customers with fully integrated systems based on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) digitizers, signal conditioning, computing platforms and of course our DS dynamic data acquisition software.  Portability, reliability and ruggedness are important because many of these systems are taken to …

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GageMap Sensor Placement and FEA Analysis Software

Why We Made GageMap

Why We Made GageMap By: Kurt Nichol I spent a long time working at the Arnold Engineering Development Center, AEDC, in the 80’s and 90’s and had the great opportunity to work on many leading edge propulsion systems for our nations front line fighter aircraft.  The center is the largest in the world and has many facilities for full-scale testing of propulsion system in a simulated altitude environment.  There were many times where we would …

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