Ametek Land will showcase its in-furnace thermal imaging Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) Glass with its pneumatic auto-retract (PAR) system at glasstec.

Its in-furnace thermal imaging NIR-B Glass provides accurate profiling of glass furnaces and increases capacity by optimising temperatures in glass melt tanks.

Mark Bennett, Glass Sector Lead at Ametek Land, said: “We have made some significant innovations in the last 12 months and have delivered excellent furnace optimisation and emissions reduction results for glass plants. We look forward to demonstrating these innovations at glasstec. Having a full NIR-B Glass thermal imager with pneumatic auto-retract system on the stand will really bring to life what these latest innovations mean for glass producers.”

Encirc implemented the NIR-B Glass at its glass production plant in Cheshire, UK. The installation resulted in a record pull rate with lower specific energy on an asset that was then approaching a major repair.

Mr Bennett added: “Glasstec is a major glass industry conference at which we look forward to showing how our thermal imaging can now be used not only for monitoring purposes, but also to help optimise combustion efficiency and reduce emissions.”

The NIR-B Glass measures temperatures in the range of 1000°to 1800°C (1832°to 3272°F).It is designed to produce high-definition (656 x 494 pixel) thermal images with over 324,000 accurate temperature measurement points in the field of view.

Ametek Land will exhibit at Stand E52, Hall 14, at glasstec 2018 alongside its sister company Ametek Solartron Metrology.