Refractory and Petrochemical Installations A wide variety of industries rely on furnaces and boilers for manufacturing processes, but the refractory linings for furnaces, boilers, kilns, incinerators, crackers and reactors are prone to degeneration and loss of performance. With a thermal imaging camera damaged refractory material and the corresponding heat loss can be easily located, as the heat transmission will show up clearly on a thermal image. Thermal imaging cameras are widely used in the petrochemical sector. They provide rapid, accurate diagnosis for furnace maintenance, refractory loss management and condenser fin diagnosis. Heat exchangers can be checked to detect blocked pipes. Furnace and boiler equipment is also prone to failures from a variety of other mechanisms. These include coking that plugs the inside of tubes and impedes product flow, slag build-up on the outside of tubes, under and overheating, flame impingement on tubes due to burner misalignment, and product leaks that ignite and cause serious damage to the equipment. To ensure refractory quality of boiler and furnace installations it is not enough to just perform inspections from the outside. The refractory on the inside of the boiler or furnace has to be inspected as well. With conventional methods it is necessary to shut down the installation to be able to inspect the inside. This is extremely costly due to a loss of production during downtime. These losses are not necessary, however, for FLIR Systems also has special thermal imaging cameras that can be used to inspect the inside of the installation during operation. This is possible due to the flame filter FLIR has included in the design of these thermal imaging cameras. Flames emit infrared radiation at different intensities at different wavelengths and at certain wavelengths in the infrared spectrum flames emit hardly any thermal radiation at all. A flame filter uses that fact to enable the thermal imaging camera to ‘see’ through the flames. References: Flir Systems
In many industries, mechanical systems serve as the backbone
Thermal data collected with a thermal imaging camera can be
an invaluable source of complimentary information to vibration
studies in mechanical equipment monitoring.
Mechanical systems will heat up if there is a misalignment at
some point in the system.
Conveyor belts are a good example. If a roller is worn out, it will
clearly show in the thermal image so that it can be replaced.
Typically, when mechanical components become worn and less
efficient, the heat dissipated will increase. Consequently, the
temperature of faulty equipment or systems will increase rapidly
By periodically comparing readings from a thermal imaging
camera with a machine’s temperature signature under normal
operating conditions, you can detect a multitude of different
Suspected roller Overheated bearing
This thermal image shows an electric engine under normal operation.
Motors can also be inspected with a thermal imaging camera.
Motor failures like brush contact-wear and armature shorts
typically produce excess heat prior to failure but remain
undetected with vibration analysis, since it often causes little
to no extra vibration. Thermal imaging gives a full overview and
allows you to compare the temperature of different motors.
Other mechanical systems monitored with thermal imaging
cameras include couplings, gearboxes, bearings, pumps,
compressors, belts, blowers and conveyor systems.
Examples of mechanical faults that can be detected with thermal
• Lubrication issues
• Overheated motors
• Suspect rollers
• Overloaded pumps
• Overheated motor axles
• Hot bearings
These and other issues can be spotted at an early stage with
a thermal imaging camera. This will help to prevent costly
damages and to ensure the continuity of production.
Motor: Bearing Problem.
Motor: Internal Winding Problem.
References: Flir Systems
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Our Multi-Circuit Monitor power monitoring system provides a convenient solution for monitoring multiple electrical services which share a common voltage source. It also reports diagnostic information such as power factor, volts, amps, and kVAR, over an RS-485 network using the industry standard Modbus® communication protocol. To protect valuable equipment, it has built-in alarm registers for over- and under-voltage, current, and kVA.
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Monitor power parameters from up to 8 services with one device
Save labor and installation costs by monitoring up to eight 3Ø, (or six 3Ø plus neutral current) loads from a single service with common voltage connections
Eliminates the need to install multiple transducers – fewer components to install…saves time and space
Easy connection to up to 24 industry standard five-amp CTs
Modbus communications for efficient data collection
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Powerful Multi-Equipment Controllers
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Complete integration with WebCTRL workstation software for seamless facility programming.
Instant project documentation captures development process.
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Complete compatibility and functionality with BACnet®, ASHRAE’s industry standard protocol, for programming BACnet objects.
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