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A short-wavelength radiometric infrared borescope imaging camera, designed to measure temperature profiles in furnace interiors.
  • Overview +

    Specifically designed for measuring temperature profiles inside furnaces, NIR-Borescope uses AMETEK Land’s cutting-edge, near-infrared imaging to create continuous, high-definition thermal images.

    By providing a cutting-edge clear thermal image unaffected by the furnace hot atmosphere/gases, NIR-B allows operators to measure from any of 324,000 live data points, enabling highly specific optimisation of furnace temperatures and fuel usage.

    With 24/7 coverage via Gigabit Ethernet connection, automated alarm outputs instantly alert the user to any problems. Thermal anomalies are easy to detect, through continuous monitoring of all positions from the safety of the control room.

    In addition to furnaces, NIR-B is also ideal for applications using rotary cement kilns, incinerators and boilers, in the steel, minerals, power generation and process industries.

    Choice of 90 or 44 ° VIEWING ANGLE
    Thermal imagers usually require large openings in the refractory wall to enable viewing of the critical area. NIR-B just needs a narrow hole in the wall to accommodate the 90 or 44 ° Horizontal field-of-view wide angle lens tip, provides an extensive measurement area

    By producing a detailed 656x494 image, the camera provides continuous process monitoring, creating a live radiometric thermal image of the entire furnace and its contents. Set alarms detect developing structural issues and ensure process efficiency. 

    Using a high-performance water-cooling system, NIR-B is also fitted with a thermocouple at the tip of the probe. This alerts the operator if maximum tip temperatures are exceeded, allowing the instrument to be removed to prevent instrument damage.

    NIR-B is AMETEK Land’s thermal imaging solution for temperature profiles inside furnaces.

    Application Note - Temperature Measurement in Metal Reheat Furnaces TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT IN METAL REHEAT FURNACES
    Reheat furnaces bring cold metal to the correct temperature for rolling, extruding or forging. For optimum quality, and to reduce wastage, the temperature should be uniform throughout the product, which requires accurate temperature monitoring. Read More > Watch the Video >

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  • Specifications +

    Measurement Range
    600 - 1000 °C / 1112 - 1832 °F  
    800 - 1400 °C / 1472 - 2552 °F 
    1000 - 1800 °C / 1832 - 3272 °F 
    Spectral Response 0.78 to 1.1 µm
    Frame Rate 30 fps (Gigabit Ethernet)
    Image Pixels 656 x 494
    Accuracy 1% 
    Sealing IP 65 / NEMA 4
    Repeatability 1 °C
    Data out Digital data over Gigabit Ethernet 
    Software Complete Land Image Processing Software (LIPS) package for Windows
    Standard Accessories Power supply, cables, software, close up lenses, water cooled/purged mounting and tube
    Field of View (Horizontal x Vertical) 44° x 33° or 90° x 67.5°
    Instantaneous Field of View
    1.2 mrad (44°) / 2.4 mrad (90°) 
    Focus Range 1000mm to infinity
    Probe Length 305, 610 or 915 mm (12”, 24” or 36”
    Probe Diameter 61 mm (2.4”)
    Mountings Choice of 3” ANSI 150 RF Flange & Gasket or PN16 DN80 Flange & Gasket with a 12” standpipe
    Dimensions 254 x 560 x 810 mm* (* or 1120 or 1420 mm)
    10” x 22” x 32” ** (** or 44” or 56”)
    Power Rating 24 V dc, 3 watts
    Weight 15kg (for 24” variant)
  • Software +

    • IMAGEViewer

      A free software package enabling the viewing, analysis and storage of thermal data captured by a range of AMETEK Land thermal imaging infrared cameras and systems.

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    • IMAGEPro

      An advanced image processing software utility developed to control, monitor, analyse and capture data from thermal imaging cameras.

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  • Related Applications +

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