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NIR-Borescope-656 & NIR-Borescope-2K

NIR-Borescope-656 & NIR-Borescope-2K
High-resolution short-wavelength radiometric infrared borescope imaging cameras designed for a wide range of continuous process monitoring and control applications.
  • Overview +

    The NIR-Borescope-656 (NIR-B-656) and NIR-Borescope-2K (NIR-B-2K) are high resolution short wavelength full radiometric infrared borescope imaging cameras, designed to produce continuous live high definition thermal images, at an outstanding pixels resolution of up to 3 million pixels. The cameras can measure temperatures in the range of 600 to 1800 °C (1112 to 3272 °F) and are suitable for a wide range of continuous process monitoring and controlling applications providing high resolution images and temperature readings in large furnaces.

    By providing a cutting-edge clear thermal image unaffected by the furnace hot atmosphere/gases, the NIR-B-656 allows operators to measure from any of the 322,752 pixels, or 2,904,768 pixels for the NIR-B-2K, and optimise furnace temperature to save energy, increase efficiency and reduce emissions. 
    With 24/7 coverage via Gigabit Ethernet connection, automated alarm outputs instantly alert the user to any problems or structural issues to ensure furnace efficiency and have complete operational control. Plus thermal anomalies are easy to detect, through continuous monitoring of all positions from the safety of the control room.

    The cameras require only a narrow opening to accommodate a wide field-of-view angle lens tip, a choice of optics (FOVs) are available and provide an extensive measurement area throughout for wide furnace coverage.

    NIR-Borescope-656 and NIR-Borescope-2K are ideal for use in reheat furnaces, coal fired power boilers, glass melt furnaces, cement kilns and biomass boilers.

     HIGH-TEMPERATURE:          600 to 1800 °C / 1112 to 3272 °F
     TEMPERATURE RANGE:  600 - 1000 °C / 1112 - 1832 °F  | 800 - 1400 °C / 1472 - 2552 °F | 1000 - 1800 °C / 1832 - 3272 °F  
     Spectral Response:  1 μm
     Pixel Resolution:  656 x 492 pixels | 1968 x 1476 pixels
     Frame Rate:  30 Hz / 15 Hz
     Optics (FOV):  31° x 24°, 95° x 71° | 95° x 71°
     Interfacing:  Gbit-Ethernet
     I/O Options:  I/O-modules and digital interfacing via IMAGEPro

    Continuously monitor the temperature of furnace heating, refractory areas and stock.

    Monitor a very wide range of stock, refractories and burner/heating zones in just one thermal image.

    High-performance system calibration of each camera pixel, with a temperature reading of better than +/- 1%, and an outstanding homogeneity across the whole thermal image, including edges.

    IMAGEViewer and IMAGEPro utilities to control, monitor, analyse and capture data from thermal imaging camera.

    Advanced spectral filtering is unaffected by the hot furnace atmosphere or/and gases to deliver real temperature readings and clear monitoring from furnace interior.

    Designed for harsh and high temperature environmental conditions, plus a range of auto-retraction systems are available to protect against overheating in case of a water cooling and/or air purging loss.

    Corrects the effect of background reflection online and continuously enables correct stock temperature reading.

    NIR-Borescope-656 and NIR-Borescope-2K are AMETEK Land’s high-definition thermal imaging solutions for temperature monitoring in furnaces, refractory areas and of stock. 

  • Specifications +

    Measurement Range:
    600 - 1000 °C / 1112 - 1832 °F
    800 - 1400 °C / 1472 - 2552 °F
    1000 - 1800 °C / 1832 - 3272 °F
    Pixel Resolution:
    Spectral Response: 1 μm
    Frame Rate: 30 fps 15 fps
    FPA - Semiconductor
    Optic (HFOV x VFOV): 31° x 24° / 95° x 71° 95° x 71°
    Optic (IFOV):
    2.53 mrad (95° x 71°) / 0.84 mrad (31° x 24°)
    0.84 mrad ( 95° x 71°)
    Focus Range: 1 m to infinity
    Probe Diameter: Ø 61mm / Ø 2.4”
    Probe Length: 305, 610 or 915 mm (12”, 24” or 36”)
    Mountings: Choice of 3” ANSI 150 RF Flange & Gasket or PN16 DN80 Flange & Gasket with a 12” standpipe
    Protection Window: Sapphire
    Accuracy: 1% of reading (K)
    Repeatability: 1 K
    Dimensions: 254 x 560 x 810 mm* (* or 1120 or 1420 mm); 10 x 22 x 32 in** (** or 44 or 56 in)
    Power Rating: 24 V DC, 4W
    Weight: 15 kg / 33.07 lbs (for 24” variant)
    Environmental Rating: IP65 / NEMA 4
    Connections: Gbit Ethernet; Local connection interface between camera unit and image processing system
    Service: Water, instrument air, power input, located to the rear of the enclosure
    Components: Power supply, Ethernet communications (switch), Fibre optic data connection (option)
    FCB - Environmental Rating: IP65 / NEMA 4
    380 x 380 x 211 mm / 15 x 15 x 8.3 in
    15 kg / 33 lbs
    UL Approval:
    Listed to UL508A & CSA-C22.2 No. File Number E499440
    IMAGEViewer & IMAGEPro Advanced Image Processing and Controlling Software
    Workstation: PC-Workstation (option)
    Open Data Interface, Modbus TCP, Moxa I/O unit
    Optional Accessories:
    Power supply, cables, water cooled/purged mounting and tube, software, workstation, auto-retraction systems
  • Field of View (FOV) +

    NIR-Borescope Field of View (FOV)
     Distance HFOV x VFOV 1m  5m 10m  15m  20m 
        Width Height  FOV
    Width  Height   FOV 
    Width  Height   FOV 
    Width  Height   FOV
    Width  Height   FOV
    NIR-B-2K  95°x 71° 2.1m 1.4m 0.84mm 10.9m 7.1m 4.2mm 21.8m 14.2m 8.4mm 32.7m 21.3m 12.6mm 43.6m 28.5m 16.8mm
    NIR-B-656 95°x 71°   2.1m 1.4m 2.5mm 10.9m 7.1m 12.6mm 21.8m 14.2m 25.2mm 32.7m 21.3m 37.8mm 43.6m 28.5m 50.4mm
    31°x 24°  0.57m 0.43m 0.84mm 2.6m 2.87m 4.2mm 5.73m 4.25m 8.4mm 8.60m 6.38m 12.6mm 11.47m 8.50m 16.8mm

  • Software +

    • IMAGEPro

      The innovative IMAGEPro software is an advanced image processing software for controlling, monitoring, analysing and capturing imager data.

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    • ImagerSDK

      ImagerSDK - A software development kit for use with our thermal imagers including LWIR-640, SDS-640, NIR-656/-2K, NIR-B-640, NIR-B-656/-2K and MWIR-B-640*.

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  • Documentation +

  • Related Applications +

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      Burning Zone

      Monitoring the temperatures within the burning zone is vital for quality and efficiency. We recommend the MWIR-B-640 thermal imager and SPOT R100 thermometer for this application.

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    • Hot Rolling - Reheat Furnace
      Reheat Furnace

      The reheat furnace heats cold billets, blooms or slabs of steel to the correct temperature for rolling, which requires careful thermal control. Solutions: FTS, MWIR-B-640 or NIR-B.

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    • Forging - Rotary

      In rotary forging, the metal is turned between hammering operations, and requires temperature monitoring. The SPOT R100 thermometer or Cyclops 100L is our recommended solution for measurements in this application.

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    • Cement - Kiln Shell
      Kiln Shell

      Continuous monitoring along the length of the kiln provides an indication of any potential refractory lining problems. Our recommendation for this application is the high-resolution LSP-HD 62 linescanner.

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    • Heat Treatment - Annealing

      Metals are heated and cooled in a planned thermal trajectory to achieve specific characteristics. We recommend the SPOT, and MWIR-B-640 solutions for this application.

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