Non-Contact Monitoring in Glass Manufacturing

As with most other industrial material processes, temperature greatly impacts the quality of glass products. Manufacturers can monitor the temperature of materials and machines using non-contact infrared (either pyrometers or thermal imagers) to ensure products will meet quality standards and market requirements.

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Using Infrared to Monitor Steel Manufacturing Processes

As an industry leader in process monitoring for all areas of steel manufacturing, we know how thermal imagers and pyrometers can provide dependable monitoring of critical parameters for productivity and product quality. Using non-contact industrial solutions allows manufacturers to ensure raw materials are safely transported, reach the right characteristics during the making process, and remain high quality during finishing.

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SRU Gas Flame and Refractory Infrared Measurements

Monitoring Sulfur Recovery Units (SRUs), Sulfur Burners, and Thermal Oxidizer Furnaces using both the gas flame and refractory temperature is an effective method to control the furnace process temperatures.

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Innovative Solutions for Transmission & Distribution

LumaSense delivers many innovative temperature and gas sensing instruments for monitoring transmission and distribution assets. From gas monitoring with Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) and Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (PAS) technologies or temperature monitoring with infrared and fiber optics, our broad range of technology expertise allows us to offer industry professionals opportunities to implement cost-effective online monitoring solutions to manage and maintain equipment.

  • Transformer Winding Hot Spot Monitoring – More than 40 years ago, LumaSense pioneered the field of fiber optic winding hot spot measurements with Fluoroptic® technology. Monitoring with fiber optics enables operators to accurately measure the actual hot spot temperature in real-time.
  • Transformer and LTC DGA Monitoring – With NDIR-based instruments, operators can perform automated, remote dissolved gas analysis to detect key fault gases and perform analysis on the condition of the transformer or load tap changer.
  • Substation Asset Monitoring – Infrared tools such as thermal imagers and pyrometers enable utilities to remotely monitor specific connections and assets such as transformers, bushings, and capacitor banks in real-time.
  • SF6 Leak Detection – Using PAS for SF6 leak detection creates a highly accurate, sensitive, and reliable solution to limit the emissions of insulating gas found in switchgears.

Learn more about these solutions on our website or visit us at the upcoming Middle East Electricity show March 6-8 in Dubai. Talk with our experts and learn more about these technologies at Stand Z3.E17.

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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LumaSense Pyrometer Launched into Space!

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We are very excited to share that our Japanese partner Hazama Sokki notified us that our IGA 140-TV pyrometer launched into space!

The pyrometer launched on August 19th as part of the HTV5 cargo mission from the Tanegashima Space Center and arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on August 24th! As part of Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF), the pyrometer will help scientists gather data on high temperature melts. ELF can use the zero-gravity environment to levitate a sample, control the position with electrostatic force, and then heat it to above 2000 °C.

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The Convergence of Precision with Visualization – Pyrometry Meets Imaging Halfway…and Why It’s a Big Deal for Industrials

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In our last post, Brett explained why LumaSense is exploring innovations that wed the well-known arena of pyrometry with thermal infrared (IR) imaging. Emerging from our customer-driven R&D efforts is a new area of temperature measurement and control—a potentially transformative technology that we call Rel-Rad™.

To understand why Rel-Rad is so transformative, I thought it would be useful to take a brief snapshot of the current state of pyrometry and thermal imaging and explain where Rel-Rad fits.

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Sensing the Forest Through the Trees

tree_4As I blogged before the Fourth of July took us home to friends and family, LumaSense Technologies’ collaborative 6th Sense approach consists of six steps that effectively put companies on the path to rooting out waste and inefficiency.

Some may consider an efficiency improvement of 1-4% to be modest and not worth the effort required. But when you’re competing with companies on an international scale, every improvement affects the bottom line. If you could make transformational and enduring improvements to achieve world-class efficiency and reduce unwarranted waste, then why not?

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