New borescope from AMETEK Land
AMETEK Land release MWIR-B-640 borescope to enhance temperature monitoring of furnaces and kilns
AMETEK Land, specialist manufacturers of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, have launched an innovative, new mid-wavelength borescope, the MWIR-B-640, for furnace-type applications.
The MWIR-B-640 allows highly accurate and fully radiometric temperature measurement image data to be taken, stored, and trended over the lifetime of the furnace, providing a continuous and clear view, even through heavy smoke and hot atmospheres.
Suitable for use in many furnace-type applications, including cement kilns, the new borescope features advanced spectral filtering and a high thermal and spatial resolution to deliver clear live images of the furnace, with more than 300,000 accurate point temperatures measuring in the range of 300–1,200°C (572–2192°F) and 500–1,800°C (932–3272°F).
The high-resolution image of the MWIR-B-640 combined with a 90° wide-angle field of view, allows multiple areas to be imaged and measured simultaneously. With the wide-angle view, image data can be viewed in real time from the safety of the control room. With only a small opening in the wall, the MWIR-B-640 can accurately profile the temperature of the entire furnace without affecting the furnace atmosphere, stock temperature or energy consumption.
‘The MWIR-B-640 is an invaluable tool that will…optimize production throughput, reduce energy consumption and improve stock temperatures,’ said David Primhak, director of development and product management for AMETEK Land. ‘It has a range of innovative features that ensure it is user-friendly, extremely accurate and offers a high level of asset protection.’
The MWIR-B-640 uses proven thermal imaging technology to accurately and continuously profile the temperature of the furnace and the stock, resulting in improved data accuracy through automation and reduced risk to personnel by minimizing the need for an operator to be in the hazardous furnace area.
To protect the thermal imager from damage by overheating in the event of loss of water flow, air pressure or electricity supply, or a high borescope tip temperature alarm, the MWIR-B-640 is also available with AMETEK Land’s innovative auto-retraction system.
Features of the MWIR-B-640 include a high-performance water-cooling system with low water flow requirements, even in the highest temperature furnaces. The borescope has a thermocouple at its tip, which sounds an alarm when removing the instrument, thus preventing damage if maximum temperatures are exceeded. It also features an integrated air purge to maintain a dust-free optical system whilst using minimal instrument air.
In addition, the MWIR-B-640 offers a range of mounting options to ensure simple installation and is available with a range of probe lengths to suit every application.
It is also available with advanced IMAGEPro thermal imaging data-processing software, which supports long-term data trending to allow the early detection of leaks and temperature variations and achieve process optimization.