Forthcoming Webinar - The Art and Science of Steam Reformer Tube Wall Temperature Measurement

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Art and Science of Steam Reformer Tube Wall Temperature Measurement

In this webinar, AMETEK Land looks at how tube wall temperature (TWT) measurements can benefit steam reformer applications, the technology behind the measurements, and a range of solutions that help reformer operators achieve safer, more efficient production.

Steam reforming is widely used in the hydrocarbon processing industries to produce important gases, particularly hydrogen, methanol and ammonia. The steam reforming process uses a huge furnace which heats a large number of tubes containing a catalyst. 

Understanding the temperatures of the tube walls is critical to controlling the reforming reaction. It also significantly affects the lifespan of the tubes, since this can be rapidly diminished by overheating.

Finding a balanced temperature that does not place undue stress on the tubes, while being high enough to deliver the most efficient process, is critical, and can have a significant impact on the profitability of a plant.

The best method for meeting the demands of improved safety and production is to implement regular temperature monitoring. This webinar covers three technologies that are used to meet this requirement: infrared pyrometers, thermal imaging borescopes, and the Gold Cup.

Key Take-aways:

• Learn the fundamentals of non-contact temperature measurement and its use in steam reformers
• Understand the range of sensors available for tube wall temperature measurement in the process.
• Discover the control and cost savings achievable by accurately monitoring tube wall temperature.
• Learn the importance of continuous tube wall temperature monitoring.

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James Cross, Middle East Regional Sales Manager, AMETEK LandJames Cross, Middle East Regional Sales Manager, AMETEK Land
James Cross is Middle East Regional Sales Manager at AMETEK Land, where he supports customers in reaching the highest standards of process safety, process control and product quality across a variety of industries with a range of monitors and analysers for infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions. He previously worked for a manufacturer of sensor and control solutions for heat treatment furnaces.