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Biomass fuels such as wood pellets, bagasse and hog fuels can be burned to generate power. However, they are more susceptible to spontaneous combustion than traditional fuels such as bituminous coal.

Spontaneous combustion can occur at any stage of storage, production or transport, so continuous and reliable monitoring is required. Early detection of combustion or hot spots is an important safety control.

AMETEK Land offers a full range of detection options for every stage of the biomass combustion process. Our technologies include infrared thermal imaging, infrared linescanning, and carbon monoxide detection. This range of options allows the most appropriate measurement to be used, depending on the location and nature of risk.

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    • Biomass - Coal - Pile Monitoring
      Pile Monitoring

      Coal and Biomass are often stored in large piles which present a fire risk. AMETEK Land’s LWIR-640 thermal imager is our recommended solution to monitor large fuel storage piles for hot spots.

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    • Biomass - Coal - Conveyor Operations
      Conveyor Operations

      Detecting hot spots quickly on a conveyor belt prevents equipment damage and the outbreak of fire. We offer the HotSpotIR as a compact, fast-response solution for this application.

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    • Biomass - Coal - Milling

      Our application-specific Millwatch CO monitor is recommended as the ideal solution for early warning of spontaneous combustion in coal and biomass mills.

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    • Biomass - Coal - Storage Silo
      Storage Silo

      Early detection of spontaneous combustion in stored coal or biomass is vital to prevent uncontrolled fires. We recommend the dedicated Silowatch carbon monoxide (CO) monitor and LWIR-640 thermal imager for this safety application.

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    • Biomass - Boiler/Furnace Operation
      Biomass/Furnace Operation

      Efficiently burning biomass pellets in a boiler or furnace is the key stage of power generation. Our solutions include MWIR-B-640, NIR-B, Lancom 200 and CDA.

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    • Biomass - Coal - Stack Emissions
      Stack Emissions

      Emissions measurement is important for pollution control and combustion efficiency. AMETEK Land recommends the 4500 MkIII or 4650-pm

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