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Increase Energy Efficiency

Increase Energy Efficiency
Increase Energy Efficiency

Increasing energy efficiency  for many heavy industrial processes can be a serious challenge.

Key areas of focus:

Minimise energy use
• Maximise combustion and thermal process efficiency
• Maximise quality, minimise emissions - right-first-time
• Minimise, capture, and reuse waste heat sources


 CHALLENGES  
Some tasks are relatively small, requiring only slight behaviour changes; for example, switching equipment off rather than leaving it indefinitely on standby can create a large impact over time to reduce energy usage.

Other energy-reducing measures that require precise measurement, like optimising combustion or thermal processing, are not so simple due to the extremely aggressive nature of many industrial processes, either in terms of the process media or surrounding environments.

While challenging to achieve, these measurements are critical for optimising combustion, particularly where changing fuel sources or quality can impact combustion and useable energy. 

The ever-increasing demand for superior product specifications means that achieving product quality goals can be a never-ending race. Products that fail to meet these criteria may be rejected and scrapped or require rework, all of which can double emissions. 


 SOLUTIONS  
AMETEK Land’s high-definition thermal imaging technology, working in conjunction with portable and fixed emissions monitoring equipment, can help optimise combustion, delivering benefits including reduced fuel consumption and compliance with regulated emissions such as NOx.

With combustion under control, blueprinting of process parameters for maximum product throughput and quality can be realised.

Right-first-time is vital for quality performance and minimising environmental impact. With instrumentation capable of measuring in extremely harsh environments, AMETEK Land provides a complete measurement solution from a single measurement point to high-definition radiometric thermal imaging with ~3 million pixels.

These solutions can provide insight into critical process parameters to optimise thermal processing, ensure maximum efficiency and increase sustainability in industries as diverse as steel, aluminium, glass, cement, power, and HPI.


 APPLICATIONS & RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS  


Metals Reheat Furnaces

Metals EAF/BOF Tapping

  • Slag detection to reduce inclusions and associated rejection later in the process - SDS-640

Metals Hot Rolling Mill and CAL/CGL Annealing Furnaces

  •  Edge to edge through coil temperature profile to ensure homogenous mechanical properties - LSP-HD

Glass Furnaces - Regenerative (Container / Float) and Recuperative (Oxy)

Ethylene Crackers / Steam Methane Reformers

Fired Heaters

Thermal Power Boilers 

  • Combustion optimisation for hydrocarbon and biomass fuel-fired applications - MWIR-B-640 | NIR-B-2K
  • Acid Dew Point measurement to allow operators to run at the minimum safe operating temperature to prevent acid corrosion - LANCOM 4
  • Slag monitoring and boiler optimisation for traditional and biomass-fired applications - MWIR-B-640
  • Flue gas measurement (CO, O2, NOx) to optimise fuel/air ratio without creating excessive pollution - LANCOM 4

Cement and Mineral Pyro Processing 

  • Combustion optimisation for natural gas-fired applications - NIR-B 2K
  • Combustion optimisation for carbonising fuel-fired applications using - MWIR-B-640
  • Product quality improvement and asset integrity monitoring for natural gas-fired applications - NIR-B 2K
  • Product quality improvement and asset integrity monitoring for carbonising fuel-fired applications - MWIR-B-640


Whether you want to improve existing processes or explore the potential for change, please speak to our experts to benefit from best practice and knowledge sharing between energy-intensive industries to meet decarbonisation challenges. 

Contact an Expert

 

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