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AMETEK Land has launched an innovative, new mid-wavelength borescope, the MWIR-B-640, 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. This innovative new borescope 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.

“The MWIR-B-640 is an invaluable tool that will prolong furnace and boiler lifetime, optimise production throughput, reduce energy consumption and improve stock temperatures,” said David Primhak, Director of Development and Product Management for AMETEK Land. “It has a range of innovative features that ensure it is user-friendly, extremely accurate, and offers a high level of asset protection.”

The MWIR-B-640 uses proven thermal imaging technology to accurately and continuously profile the temperature of the furnace and the stock, resulting in improved data accuracy through automation and reduced risk to personnel by minimizing the need for an operator to be in the hazardous furnace/boiler area.

To protect the thermal imager from damage by overheating in the event of loss of water flow, air pressure, electricity supply, or a high borescope tip temperature alarm, the MWIR-B-640 is also available with AMETEK Land’s innovative auto retraction system.

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.

It is available with advanced IMAGEPro thermal imaging and data processing software, which supports long-term data trending to enable the early detection of leaks and temperature variations and achieve process optimisation.

AMETEK Land

AMETEK Land (Land Instruments) is the world’s leading manufacturer of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions

AMETEK Land (Land Instruments) is the world’s leading manufacturer of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions.

Through our trusted range of leading-edge technologies, we are chosen the world over to deliver the highly accurate measurement solutions that precisely meet every customer’s process needs.

Our comprehensive product range includes:

– Fixed Spot Non-Contact Thermometers / Pyrometers – Flexible solutions, customisable for diverse processes and specialised applications.

– Portable Non-Contact Thermometers– Trigger-operated for easy use, our handheld thermometers provide spot temperature measurements with precise target viewing and on-board data storage.

– Fixed Thermal Imagers & Line Scanners– Setting the industry standard for performance. Backed by advanced software support, they supply the information you need to keep your process running safely and efficiently.

– Calibration Sources – A comprehensive range of blackbody calibration sources enabling high-precision calibration of radiation thermometers under on-site and laboratory conditions.

– Combustion Efficiency Monitors – We offer precision measurement solutions to measure oxygen, carbon monoxide and sulphuric acid dewpoint, which can help improve combustion efficiency, lower energy use, reduce emissions and prevent plant corrosion.

– Opacity and Dust Monitors– The most advanced range of opacity, dust and particulates monitors available, use patented technology to deliver highly accurate results. With no moving parts, they combine high reliability with low maintenance.

– Portable Gas Analysers – Offering up to nine gas measurements on a single analyser, we have solutions for all combustion monitoring and environmental compliance.

– Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Providing early warning of combustion in process and storage areas, our highly sensitive CO detectors monitor the entire process. This gives the best chance of early detection, allowing rapid action to prevent fire.

– Specific Industry Applications – We design systems specifically to solve critical temperature measurement problems industrial applications. Our specialised solutions provide optimised performance in challenging processes.

With unrivalled applications knowledge, choosing AMETEK Land ensures the highest standards of process safety, process control and product quality are reached.

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