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Biomass/Furnace Operation

The boiler is the heart of any biomass power plant, and presents opportunities and challenges to temperature monitoring. Biomass fuels present specific problems as they do not flow readily and are more likely to cause deposits on heat transfer surfaces. These are responsible for reduced efficiency and increased erosion. Thermal imaging can provide important information on the condition of fuel on the grate and contamination of refractory wall. Key measurements can also support the efficiency of the combustion process, while helping to minimize emissions.

Thermal imaging in the boiler must overcome the extreme heat to monitor interior conditions and optimise the combustion process. Control of the process is also supported by measuring carbon monoxide (CO) emissions and acid dewpoint. Flue gas monitoring is required to ensure plants comply with emissions regulations.

The advanced products developed by AMETEK Land support combustion efficiency and emissions control, which together help lower process costs and avoid fines for non-compliance. Our accurate, non-contact measurements allow optimal conditions with no interference with the combustion process. Boiler monitoring identifies maintenance issues at an early stage.

Industrial Boilers Application Note (EN)INDUSTRIAL BOILERS
Industrial boilers are used to produce steam, which can be used to turn electrical turbines to generate power or provide heat in an industrial process. In all cases, it is important to monitor and diagnose combustion conditions within the boiler to improve its operation, and safety. Key measurements can support the optimisation of the combustion process and minimise emissions. Monitoring the boiler can also provide important information on the refractory or waterwall condition. Read More > Watch the Video >
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