Ametek Land has developed its portable flue gas analyser to aid combustion optimisation and gas testing in glass furnaces.
As glass manufacturing is a highly energy-intensive process, optimising the combustion conditions is essential to minimise energy costs and ensure compliance with air pollution emissions regulations.
The Lancom 4 portable flue gas analyser from Ametek Land measures the key parameters needed to understand and adjust the burner controls.
Designed to deliver eight hours of battery operation, the Lancom 4 provides data for conventional and oxy-fuelled furnaces.
The Lancom 4 is integrated into a compact battery-powered unit and can measure up to eight gases simultaneously with nine separate sensors (including high and low CO).
The Lancom 4 enables accurate spot and semi-continuous gas testing, is adaptable to a wide variety of applications and ensures a plant maintains full compliance with safety and emissions requirements.
It is also customisable to specific gas measurements and process stream conditions.
A stainless-steel probe extracts the gas sample, while real-time processing techniques produce the accurate combustion and emissions calculations needed.
A ceramic probe is available for high-temperature applications, such as those in the glass industry.
Philippe Kerbois, Global Industry Manager for Glass at Ametek Land, said, “The Lancom 4 enables highly accurate spot and semi-continuous gas testing and is adaptable to a wide variety of applications.
“Full compliance with safety and emissions requirements is critical, and the Lancom 4 utilises advanced real-time processing techniques to produce the highly accurate combustion and emissions calculations needed.”