Acoustic Pyrometer / IR Camera

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Infrared inspection cameras provide superior image quality and depth of view, enabling comprehensive observation and analysis at full load. This real-time ability to identify problems and apply solutions can result in fewer unplanned outages, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in avoided shutdown costs and improved productivity.

IR cameras provide superior online visibility and temperature analysis. The camera allows to see through obscuring dust and gas to depths of 80 feet, allowing monitoring of developments anywhere in the combustion chamber.

Internal boiler condition inspection benefits:

  • Higher boiler availability
  • Reduced risk of catastrophic failure
  • Improved heat transfer efficiency
  • Lower maintenance costs

Shell and electrical equipment inspection benefits:

  • Identification of leaks
  • Detection of hot spots
  • Reduced equipment failure

Infrared Camera Systems

Plant-wide solutions for superior online visibility and temperature analysis

Our durable line of infrared imaging cameras and accessories includes the following high-quality products


Mobile Camera

The PyrOptixTM Mobile infrared camera kit contains everything an engineer or operator needs to inspect a boiler from any accessible port. The core of the mobile inspection camera kit is an infrared camera designed to see through smoke and ash at temperatures of 700°F to 3500°F. With the addition of a Low Light Lens, the camera sees in the 200°F to 700°F range, enabling inspection of surfaces exterior to the boiler.

Fixed Mount Camera

The PyrOptix Fixed Mount infrared camera is designed to see through smoke and ash at temperatures of 700°F to 3500°F. The camera aids in visual observation inside the furnace environment, providing information about slag buildup, burner operation, flame position and heat exchanger tube luggage.

Dual Use Camera

Our dual-use infrared camera provides the benefits of both the fixed installation camera and mobile inspections. The fixed installation includes the infrared camera, air-cooled electrical enclosure, lens tube of choice, auto-retract and port rodder. The infrared camera can be removed from the electrical enclosure as desired, and used with the mobility kit and a shorter lens for inspections at any accessible boiler port.


PyroTempTM TLP

The addition of an infrared pyrometer instrument to the lens assembly allows for greater observation and analysis.

Straight Lenses

The addition of an infrared pyrometer instrument to the lens assembly allows for greater observation and analysis.

Off-Axis Lenses

The addition of an infrared pyrometer instrument to the lens assembly allows for greater observation and analysis.

Image Processing Software

The addition of an infrared pyrometer instrument to the lens assembly allows for greater observation and analysis.


IR inspection cameras are used for some the most critical applications in the operation and maintenance of boiler conditions.

Specially designed for industries using high-temperature processes—including power generation, waste-to-energy, pulp and paper, and petrochemical— the camera enables you to see internal boiler and furnace conditions safely and effectively.

LOST SOOT BLOWER NOZZLE

Tube Damage

Slag Buildup

Impending Slag Fall

Electrical Hot Spots

Economizer Areas

Acoustic Pyrometer

Acoustic Pyrometer is a non-contact measurement device that obtains highly accurate instantaneous gas temperature data from any location within your boiler. The system helps boiler operators significantly reduce
Slagging by maintaining optimal furnace exit gas temperatures. It also helps you manage critical temperature profiles to aid in emissions reduction, as well as reduce tube damage or leaks by preventing hot spots and thermal shock. Using to balance combustion, you can also improve heat transfer rates.

PRINICPLE

The principle that the speed of sound through a medium is related to the temperature of the medium. It generates a sound wave with a very sharp rise time and measures the time it takes to traverse the chamber. When the distance between the sound source and the receiver is known, the average
temperature between the two points can be determined based on the Universal Gas Law. This is proven physics that requires no calibration.

Key Benefits of using Acoustic Pyrometer:

  • Real-time temperature data helps to control and optimize operation.
  • Better process control improves product quality, and minimizes regrind.
  • Better temperature control helps reduce emissions and NOx generation.
  • Knowing fundamental temperature information can support plant safety.
  • Much more accurate and reliable than thermocouples providing actual average temperature of secondary air gas stream versus a single point surface measurement

The acoustic Pyrometer significant technical advantages over traditional technologies:

Accuracy:
The PyroMetrix system provides instantaneous, spatially averaged temperatures with less than 1% error. In contrast, thermocouples provide only point measurements and are subject to radiant heat effects, whereas IR pyrometers are spatially and temporally limited and must also compensate for emissivity errors.

Reliability:
The PyroMetrix system is designed for superior reliability in hot, dirty environments. Ports are cleared by periodic air blasts and components are not sensitive to dust or dirt. This contrasts with optical pyrometers, which require optical train maintenance and port cleaning. Routine seal maintenance for the PyroMetrix system is required every 6 to 12 months, and field service is available on a contract or individual visit basis.

Configuration Flexibility:
The PyroMetrix system can be configured to meet your monitoring needs. ASGs or ASRs can be added as desired.