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A high-resolution short-wavelength radiometric infrared borescope imaging camera designed for a wide range of continuous process monitoring and control applications. 
  • Overview +

    Designed specifically to produce high-definition thermal images in a temperature range from 600 to 1800°C (1112 to 3272°F), the NIR-Borescope-2K (NIR-B-2K) delivers continuous process monitoring and control for large furnaces.

    A radiometric infrared borescope camera, it provides a cutting-edge thermal image with an outstanding definition of 3 million pixels (1968 x 1472), unaffected by the hot atmosphere and gases of the furnace.

    The NIR-B-2K allows operators to measure from any of three full radiometric-calibrated mega pixels, providing data to optimise furnace temperature. This helps to save energy, increase efficiency and reduce emissions.
    With continuous coverage via Gigabit Ethernet connection and automated alarm outputs, the NIR-B-2K is ideal for use in rotary furnaces, reformer tube furnaces, coal fired power boilers, glass melt furnaces, cement kilns and biomass boilers.

    Needing only a narrow opening in the furnace wall, the NIR-B-2K’s wide-angle lens provides a 95° horizontal field of view. This ensures an extensive measurement area covering stock, refractories and burner/heating zones in a single thermal image.
    The NIR-B-2K uses advanced spectral filtering, unaffected by furnace temperature and gases, to deliver real temperature readings and clear monitoring of the interior. Patented background compensation corrects for background reflection, enabling continuous, correct stock temperature readings.
    An auto-retract system safeguards the thermal imager against damage from overheating in the event of a loss of water flow, air pressure or electricity supply, or if a borescope tip high-temperature alarm is activated. Electric version available.
    The NIR-B-2K is AMETEK Land’s high-definition thermal imaging solution 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:
    1968 x 1472
    Spectral Response: 1 μm (centre)
    Frame Rate: 15 fps (full frame mode)
    FPA - Semiconductor
    Optic (HFOV x VFOV): 95° x 71°
    Optic (IFOV):
    0.84 mrad (95°)
    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
    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)
    FCB - Environmental Rating: NEMA Type 4
    380 x 380 x 211 mm / 15 x 15 x 8.3 in
    15 kg / 33 lbs
    Light fiber data connection as an option
    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 1m  5m 10m  15m  20m 
      Width Height  FOV  Width  Height   FOV  Width  Height   FOV  Width  Height   FOV  Width  Height   FOV 
    95°x 71° 2.2m 1.6m 1.1mm 10.9m 8.2m 5.5mm 21.8m 16.3m 11mm 32.7m 24.5m 17mm 43.7m 32.7m 22mm

  • 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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  • Documentation +

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