AMETEK Land Launches Two Ground-Breaking Infrared Thermal Imagers for Industrial Furnace Applications

星期一, 十二月 2, 2019

AMETEK Land has introduced two new revolutionary short-wavelength radiometric infrared borescope imaging cameras, NIR-B-2K and NIR-B-640, for a wide range of continuous industrial furnace process monitoring and control applications requiring highly accurate temperature measurement. 

AMETEK Land Launches Two Ground-Breaking Infrared Thermal Imagers for Industrial Furnace ApplicationsThe NIR-B-2K provides a cutting-edge thermal image with an outstanding definition of nearly 3 million pixels (1968 x 1472), unaffected by the hot atmosphere and gases of the furnace, and allows operators to measure from any of three full radiometric-calibrated megapixels, providing data to optimise furnace temperature. This helps to save energy, increase efficiency and reduce emissions.

Designed specifically to produce high-definition thermal images in a temperature range from 600 to 1800 °C (1112 to 3272 °F), the NIR-B-2K delivers continuous process monitoring and control for large furnaces. Needing only a narrow opening in the furnace wall, the wide-angle lens provides a 95° x 71° field of view to ensure an extensive measurement area covering stock, refractories and burner/heating zones in a single thermal image.

The NIR-B-2K uses advanced spectral filtering, unaffected by furnace temperature and gases, to deliver real temperature readings and clear monitoring of the interior. Combined with the advanced thermal imaging monitoring and process software, IMAGEPro, the patented background compensation corrects for background reflection, enabling continuous, correct stock temperature readings.

With continuous coverage via Gigabit Ethernet connection and automated alarm outputs, the NIR-B-2K is ideal for use in rotary furnaces, reformer tube furnaces, coal-fired power boilers, glass melt furnaces, cement kilns and biomass boilers.

The second release from AMETEK Land is the NIR-B-640, a short wavelength radiometric infrared borescope imaging camera for continuous temperature measurement in furnace applications with a higher differential temperature in the field of view.  

Measuring in a range from 600 to 2000 °C (1112 to 3632 °F), the NIR-B-640 provides a high-resolution thermal image with real-time, continuous, high-accuracy temperature readings. It utilises the latest wide dynamic range imaging technology, providing the highest available temperature reading accuracy over the entire wide temperature range, for accurate, continuous temperature profiling of the furnace and stock.

AMETEK Land Launches Two Ground-Breaking Infrared Thermal Imagers for Industrial Furnace ApplicationsUtilising AMETEK Land’s latest wide dynamic range imaging technology, the NIR-B-640 can accurately measure “cold” and “hot” areas in one frame or image. This allows the entire process to be monitored without switching to different temperature ranges during operation. 

The high-resolution image, combined with the wide-angle (90° x 67.5°) field of view, allows multiple areas in the lane to be imaged and measured simultaneously. With advanced digital communications, the image and data can be viewed in real-time in a safe area control room.

The NIR-B-640 is ideal for applications in cement kilns and cyclone furnaces, reheat furnaces, continuous casting (zone 1), heat treatment and annealing furnaces.

Both the NIR-B-2K and NIR-B-640 are available with IMAGEPro, which is an advanced thermal image processing software for controlling, monitoring, analysing and capturing imager data. The innovative software enables a plant to optimise the performance of the furnace, easily identifying “hot” and “cold” areas. Any uneven heating can be visualised with corrections viewed in real-time.  

As with all AMETEK Land NIR-B imagers, an optional auto-retract system safeguards the thermal imager against damage from overheating in the event of a loss of water flow, air pressure or electricity supply, or if a borescope tip high-temperature alarm is activated. 

Manfred Hayk, Global Infrared (IR) Product Manager at AMETEK Land, comments: “We have made some major technological advances in the last 12 months in our NIR-B range. These two new additions offer even greater resolution and options to customers for temperature monitoring in furnaces, refractory areas and of stock. We are now able to offer an unrivalled thermal image definition of nearly 3 megapixels and with full radiometric calibration a market-leading temperature measurement accuracy. These new products will provide a vital role in prolonging furnace lifetime and optimising production globally.”