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The commercial production of platinum is achieved as a by-product of the copper refining process, where platinum and other noble metals are removed during electrolysis. So, the platinum refining process benefits from the same temperature measurements that support process and quality control in copper refining.

Temperature monitoring in the furnace ensures that sulphur and iron impurities are removed prior to electrolysis. This improves the quality of the platinum that is removed from the copper during electrolysis, making it easier to recover a purer product.

Any furnace issues can be detected quickly using thermal readings from an NIR. This allows for early maintenance and the prevention of safety problems. Temperature monitoring also helps ensure the purity of the anode, making the electrolysis that produces the platinum by-product more efficient. 

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