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LumaSense Introduces Rel-Rad™ Hybrid Technology for Cost Effective „Relatively Radiometric“ Thermal Imaging in Steel and Glassmaking Processes

LumaSenseInc.com: The new breakthrough hybrid imaging technology for non-contact temperature measurement, LumaSense Rel-Rad™, combines single point pyrometry and thermal imaging in a cost effective solution delivering „a thermal picture that’s worth a thousand pyrometers“

LumaSense Technologies introduced a new infrared imaging technology called Rel-Rad™ imaging („relatively radiometric“) that bridges the gap between single-point pyrometry and thermal imaging to deliver precise thermal images at half the cost of fully radiometric systems ( http://www.lumasenseinc.com ).

LumaSense’s Rel-Rad™ combines low-cost spot pyrometry with infrared thermal imaging technology to produce thermal images that are not fully radiometric but are „relatively radiometric“. By driving the thermal image palette through a radiometric pyrometer capable of precise temperature readings, Rel-Rad™ delivers relatively radiometric IR imaging at a significantly lower cost than fully radiometric imagers.

Infrared cameras have proven to be the ideal non-contact temperature measurement technology in extremely hot manufacturing environments, but the high cost of imaging systems is often a barrier for many customers. LumaSense’s new Rel-Rad technology makes accurate thermal imaging far more accessible, so operators can monitor an entire object or process instead of just a small portion. Through its LumaSpec R/T software suite for thermal analysis, the Rel-Rad technology can be readily integrated with existing industrial monitoring and control systems via the Open Process Control (OPC) interoperability standard for industrial automation.

The hybrid Rel-Rad thermal imaging technology is ideal for industries where it is critical to know the temperature of an object as well as uniformity across an object at that temperature. Many processes in metals and glassmaking industry using a single pyrometer to measure temperature can be improved with Rel-Rad technology, e.g. steelmaking processes like ladle preheat, torpedo car monitoring and annealing furnace operations. With the more precise temperature measurements that a LumaSense Rel-Rad thermography solution provides, the life of a pouring ladle or torpedo car can be extended by 20% and energy usage for preheat operations reduced by 10%.

„Rel-Rad makes the benefits of thermal imaging accessible to industrial customers who have been shut out by the high cost of traditional radiometric cameras,“ said LumaSense CTO, Brett Sargent. „The cost of a single thermal imager can exceed $25,000 USD, whereas our Rel-Rad hybrid imaging technology creates a reliable image for half the cost and provides more insight than can be obtained from a single temperature point. Our Rel-Rad solution can be applied to existing pyrometers in the field to enhance process performance, regardless of make and model. LumaSense’s broad portfolio of sensors for thermography combined with our extensive industry knowledge and integrated software puts us in an ideal position to deliver Rel-Rad solutions to our customers. The impact will be enormous as companies reap gains in energy efficiency, reduced raw materials costs, longer asset life and reduced downtime.“

Contact LumaSense Application Engineering at rel-rad@lumasenseinc.com to design and configure your process-specific Rel-Rad solution.

About LumaSense Technologies™

For over 50 years, LumaSense Technologies, Inc. ( http://www.lumasenseinc.com ) has provided temperature and gas sensing instruments for the energy, industrial, clean technology and commercial markets. LumaSense is a trusted partner to both end-user and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), drawing on proven technologies and deep industry expertise to develop state-of-the-art infrared and fiber optic temperature sensors, IR pyrometer / thermometer, radiometric thermal imagers, gas analyzers, photoacoustic gas monitors and calibration sources. With offices in Asia, Europe and the Americas, LumaSense is ideally positioned to serve the needs of the energy, industrial and clean technology markets worldwide.

Kontakt:
LumaSense Technologies Inc.
Sujeet Karna
3301 Leonard Court
95054 Santa Clara, CA
+1.480.788.7855
s.karna@lumasenseinc.com
http://www.lumasenseinc.com

English Press Releases

LumaSense Releases Mobile Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera System for Clear Inspection of Boiler Tubes and Furnace Walls

LumaSense Releases Mobile Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera System for Clear Inspection of Boiler Tubes and Furnace Walls

LumaSenseInc.com: Mobile IR Camera System for Boiler Tube and Furnace Inspection (BoilerSpection-IM)

BoilerSpection-IM utilizes a special mid-wave infrared detector to provide the most clear and stable through-flame images

Santa Clara, California, November 19, 2012 – LumaSense Technologies, Inc. released the BoilerSpection-IM, an easy-to-use mobile infrared camera system for clear inspection of boiler tubes and furnace walls ( http://lumasenseinc.com/EN/products/thermal-imaging-systems/boilerspection/boilerspection-im/ ). This solution is the most recent addition to the LumaSpection thermal imaging product family. With its high-quality video this new mobile IR camera system helps plant operators safely, quickly, and accurately identify process abnormalities before they grow into problems that can lead to unplanned outages.

„BoilerSpection-IM is designed specifically to be a critical tool to analyze and verify the effects of process and equipment changes,“ says Lenny Shaver, Director of Solutions and Software for LumaSense Technologies. „The system helps plant operators identify tube leaks, guide cleaning processes, and tune the combustion.“

The LumaSense solution utilizes a 3.9-µm (micrometre) infrared wavelength and unique filtering to safely see through combustion flames and clearly image the interior of coal fired boilers. This new addition to the LumaSpection product family includes a BoilerSpection-IM camera with a choice of an 18″ or 24″ lens for optimal matching of the solution to an operator’s specific plant needs. Available accessories include wireless displays with digital recording and a comfortable battery backpack.

This BoilerSpection-IM thermal imaging system provides the following features: detection of pinpoint issues before they grow into problems (shorter life cycles and unplanned outages), inspect buildup of ash and slag, tune combustion and manage fuel switching, safe monitoring at full load, one person operation, industry leading image quality, wireless digital video recording (DVR), robust optics (without cooling for most inspections). Typical applications of the mobile infrared camera system for boiler tube and furnace inspection are inspecting for slag and clinkers on superheat pendants in e. g. power boiler burning PRB coal, characterizing shape and length of burner fuel mixing and imaging coal stream from wall fired burner. Operators can survey the furnace to identify tube leaks, guide cleaning maneuvers, and tune the combustion. BoilerSpection-IM is also a critical tool to analyze and verify the effects of process and equipment changes.

BoilerSpection-IM is thus a comprehensive solution including all the components required for a user to be recording images in only minutes with wireless digital video recording.

About LumaSense Technologies™

For over 50 years, LumaSense Technologies, Inc. ( http://www.lumasenseinc.com ) has provided temperature and gas sensing instruments for the energy, industrial, clean technology and commercial markets. LumaSense is a trusted partner to both end-user and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), drawing on proven technologies and deep industry expertise to develop state-of-the-art infrared and fiber optic temperature sensors, IR pyrometer / thermometer, radiometric thermal imagers, gas analyzers, photoacoustic gas monitors and calibration sources. With offices in Asia, Europe and the Americas, LumaSense is ideally positioned to serve the needs of the energy, industrial and clean technology markets worldwide.

Kontakt:
LumaSense Technologies Inc.
Lenny Shaver
3301 Leonard Court
95054 Santa Clara, CA
+1 800 631 0176
l.shaver@lumasenseinc.com
http://www.lumasenseinc.com