Q & A – Process Automation in Petrochemical Plants Using Thermal Imaging

Q & A – Process Automation in Petrochemical Plants Using Thermal Imaging

We had a successful webinar last week! In this information webinar, attendees learned how the use of automated thermal imaging systems can improve safety and efficiency, while enabling advanced process control. Read on to learn more about the benefits of using automated thermal imaging systems and to find out how you can watch the recorded webinar!
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Q & A – Automated Thermal Imaging for Remote Substation Monitoring

Automated Remote Thermal Imaging for Monitoring Substations - Q & A from the webinar

 

During our recent webinar “Automated Thermal Imaging for Remote Substation Monitoring,” Product Manager Lenny Shaver answered a number of excellent questions from attendees. Read on to learn more about some of these questions and find out how you can watch the recorded webinar!

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Q & A – Understanding DGA Techniques and Interpretations

Understanding DGA Techniques and Interpretations Webinar Q & A

 

During our recent Dissolved Gas Analysis webinar “Understanding DGA Techniques and Interpretations,” Dr. Gregor Hsiao answered a number of excellent questions from attendees. Read on to learn more about these questions and find out how you can watch the recorded webinar!

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Photoacoustic Gas Monitor INNOVA 1412i: Trusted Solution in Environmental Science

Wow – we’re flattered! The INNOVA 1412i monitor’s contribution and popularity in the field of environmental science had never been more obvious to us until 200 researchers gathered for the International Symposium on Energy and Environmental Photocatalytic Materials in Wuhan, China! Attendees comprised of academics and researchers from around the world, including Japan, China, Korea, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. 

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Part of the conference involved discussing photocatalytic degradation of airborne pollutants as a promising technique for air purification applications and tools to use in this measurement. We were really proud to be part of this international event and witness many of the researchers that benefit from the superior features of our photoacoustic multi-gas monitors. Their work on the characterization and testing of innovative materials is reported in many publications.

Here is a short list of articles on research work that used the INNOVA 1412i monitor and whose author attended the conference:

Contact us for more reference papers or learn more about photocatalytic material testing.

Why Choose an Infrared Thermometer over Conventional Methods?

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Infrared thermometers (also called pyrometers) operate on the principle of detecting infrared radiation of objects to determine the temperature. Pyrometers are useful for controlling complete factory processes or measuring small components to ensure a consistent quality level.

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Big Data – Resolving the Power Transformer Dilemma

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North America relies on an aging electrical grid, some of which originated in the 1880s. This old and complex patchwork system of power generating plants, power lines, and substations operate cohesively to power homes and businesses.

Age is an important indicator of remaining life and structural strength. As equipment gets older, it breaks down causing an increasing number of power outages. A recent project investigated 2,300 “problem” transformers out of the total US installation base of 115,000 large power transformers. Of these 2,300, a total of 750 failed – for a failure rate of 32%! The industry cost of power interruptions caused by transformer failure can be considerable.

Transformers are the most important (and costly) equipment in an electrical power network. These aging pieces of the system put a difficult choice in front of the world’s electric utility companies: replace the critical transformers with new units or try to extend the working life of the existing fleet of older units.

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Introducing the PULSAR 4 for Petrochemical Asset Monitoring

We are excited to share that we released the new PULSAR 4 at the ADIPEC show in Abu Dhabi today! The PULSAR 4 is the latest addition to our E2T line of petrochemical infrared sensors and it is our best PULSAR product to date for keeping valuable petrochemical assets performing and prevent unwarranted downtime!

What is it for?
Oil & Gas operations are heavily dependent on combustion based processes to supply the world’s growing energy needs. The PULSAR 4 is intended for monitoring the Refractory and Gas temperatures inside Sulfur Recovery Units, Sulfur Burners, and Thermal Oxidizer Furnaces where temperature control is crucial to efficient, safe, and clean operations.

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Introducing the World’s First Industrial Grade Infrared Pyrometer with Thermal Imaging

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Announcing the integrated ISR 6-TI Advanced pyrometer with thermal imaging solution for increased control and optimization of manufacturing processes in metals, glass, and other materials industries! The ISR 6-TI Advanced is a true break-through by combining pyrometry with infrared imaging technology to produce “Relative” thermal images. “Relative” thermal images are produced by measuring the temperature of the center spot with a ratio pyrometer and using an infrared filter to show an auto-calibrated thermal image based on the highly accurate ratio pyrometer temperature reading.

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Keeping Transformers Online

Transformers are getting older and electricity demands are expected to increase by 19% over the next 10 years. Monitoring transformers and keeping them online is essential to meeting increasing demands with older equipment.

Traditionally, transformers are monitored with manual methods such as manual samples and manual analysis. Using sensors with intelligence allows utility managers to monitor transformers daily from afar. Daily samples can help managers understand how their transformers are performing with automatic data analysis. Learn more in the infographic below!

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Use your Thermal Vision!

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Superman has x-ray vision, but you have Thermal Vision! However, while seeing things real-time is great for detecting anomalies immediately, it does little to predict them. For that, you need history. History helps predict the future, and when it comes to data, collecting and analyzing thermal imaging data can be overwhelming. Automating this process using thermal imaging software can help take the headache out of trying to understand the data the thermal imaging cameras are collecting. See how we do it in the infographic below.

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