Manufacturer of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared measurement Ametek Land has launched a new mid-wavelength borescope for furnace applications.
The MWIR-B-640 enables highly accurate and fully radiometric temperature measurement image data to be taken, stored, and trended over the lifetime of the furnace, providing a continuous and clear view, even through heavy smoke and hot atmospheres.
It is suitable for use in hydrocarbon processing reformers; heat treatment; reheat, cement kiln, and annealing furnaces; biomass, waste and coal boilers; as well as incinerators.
It also features advanced spectral filtering and a high thermal and spatial resolution to deliver clear live images of the furnace, boiler, and stock, with more than 300,000 accurate point temperatures measuring in the range of 300-1200 °C (572-2192 °F) and 500-1800 °C (932-3272 °F).
The high-resolution image of the MWIR-B-640, combined with a 90° wide-angle field of view, allows multiple areas to be imaged and measured simultaneously.
With the wide-angle view into the furnace, image data can be viewed in real-time from the safety of the control room.
With only a small opening in the wall, the MWIR-B-640 can accurately profile the temperature of the entire furnace without affecting the furnace atmosphere, the stock temperature, or energy consumption.
Features of the MWIR-B-640 include a high-performance water-cooling system, with low water flow requirements, even in the highest temperature furnaces.
The borescope has a thermocouple at its tip, which sounds an alarm when removing the instrument, thus preventing damage if maximum temperatures are exceeded.
It also features an integrated air purge to maintain a dust-free optical system while using minimal instrument air.
In addition, the MWIR-B-640 has a range of mounting options to ensure simple installation and is available with a range of probe lengths to suit every application.