Non-contact temperature measurement specialist Ametek Land will launch its near infrared borescope (NIR-B) 3XR to the international market Feb. 27 to March 2 at Nitrogen + Syngas 2017 in London.
Nitrogen + Syngas 2017 is firmly established as among the world’s leading annual events for the nitrogen and industrial gas market. The four-day technical conference and exhibition attracts technology experts, innovators and plant operators from around the globe.
Ametek Land’s NIR-B 3XR delivers continuous, high-accuracy reformer tube wall temperature (TWT) measurement, furnace optimization and monitoring, giving operators the ability to measure temperature point data and for storing and trending this data for future analysis.
“The NIR-B 3XR helps to optimize efficiency and improve monitoring significantly and is a major development in temperature measurement for industrial gas applications. The result is increased productivity, greater asset protection and enhanced tube life. Nitrogen + Syngas 2017 provides the industry with a unique opportunity to meet, learn and network and we look forward to demonstrating the NIR-B 3XR’s wide range of features and benefits,” said Thomas Fortinberry, business development manager for industrial gas at Ametek Land.
Operating with a wide-angle field of view (90°) and a high-resolution image, the NIR-B 3XR allows multiple reformer tubes to be imaged and measured simultaneously. That capability is critical to extending asset life and maximizing efficiency as a -10°C measurement error over time can result in either 1% lost productivity, while a +10°C error can result in a 25% reduction in tube life.
The NIR-B 3XR’s advanced digital communications capabilities mean that both image and data can be viewed in real time from the safety of the control room. During start-up, burners that are not operating correctly can be quickly identified and the effect of impinging flames can be seen, helping to optimize performance and reduce downtime.
By using the NIR-B 3XR, an operator can monitor the reformer tubes ensuring they are within the specified limits and thus greatly increasing the life of the tube and maximizing combustion efficiency and in doing so reduce fuel costs.
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