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The developers of the Knife Blade Failure Detection System, winner of a 2000 R&D 100 Award are, from left: Principal developer James (Jim) Skorpik, PNNL chief engineer; Joe Harris, PNNL science & engineering associate; Richard (Dick) Pappas, PNNL senior research scientist; John Julian, Lamb-Weston process engineer.

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Document Title: 2000 R&D 100 Awards
Category: People: Awards
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: June 26, 2000
Background: The modular Knife Failure Detection system, developed by PNNL and Lamb Weston, is a wireless acoustic emission system that reduces vegetable processing waste and plant operating costs by immediately identifying knife failures. This proven technology can be applied to many other industrial environments where real-time measurements are difficult to acquire.
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