Taking the heat
For operator safety, the FLIR furnace camera has a protective shield to reflect heat away from the user.
How do you keep tabs on the safety and performance of a process, when operating temperatures are up to 510°C, and operation is 24/7 at 100% capacity? That was the problem facing the Bayernoil refinery complex in Germany, where super grade petrol and light fuel are produced using a reforming process, in reactors with heat supplied
by furnaces and carried by piping systems.
The solution is an infrared camera from FLIR, which has been specially designed to inspect industrial furnaces, heaters and boilers. Calibrated for measurements of up to 1,500°C, the camera provides temperature readings across an entire high-temperature surface area, enabling faster inspections in critical or potentially hazardous environments. The camera provides essential information on the thermal load of the furnace and piping installations, enabling weak spots and potential hazards to be identified quickly and easily before they become critical.
The camera unit also incorporates a normal camera, which can be used to check the clean flame pattern inside the furnace - providing a useful guide to the quality of the combustion process.
Data gathered with the FLIR camera can be used to enhance proactive maintenance - such as when the temperature sensors need to be changed or whether the burners need adjusting or cleaning - as well as providing information which can help to facilitate increased productivity.
For operator safety, the FLIR furnace camera has a protective shield to reflect heat away from the user. The shield is the exact dimensions of the furnace's inspection windows, for optimum protection of user and camera, and maximum ease of use.