The NIR Borescope can give the operator access to data which would have previously been either highly time consuming to collect or perhaps completely unknown. Through collecting this data the operator can begin to increase the efficiency of the furnace/melt tank, improving product quality and reducing process costs.
Using LIPS (Land Image Processing System) the operator has the ability to set points or areas of interest and measure live data points as well as storing and trending this data for future analysis. By monitoring the live video, it can allow the operator to configure the correct, most efficient firing pattern and achieve optimum performance from the burners. This can save significant costs through reducing fuel usage and gaining the best possible performance from the furnace/melt tank
The NIR-b offers the operator numerous advantages over the existing techniques:
The operator gets a high resolution radiometric image of the process meaning a live temperature value can be obtained from any point on the image.
Automated alarm outputs can instantly alert the user to any problems within the process
Any air leaks and glass leaks, which are detrimental to the efficiency of the furnace are clearly visible and simple to detect
A clear profile of the flame is easily visible
The operator has access to more than 324,000 live temperature data points
Thermocouple can alert to product overheating
Coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Improve plant safety by removing personnel from the dangerous environment of the application
Monitor all positions from the safety of the control room
Long term data trending
Fuel optimisation meaning significant savings on gas