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NIR-Borescope-2K-Glass

NIR-Borescope-2K-Glass
A borescope thermal imaging camera, specifically developed to return precise temperature measurements in glass furnace applications.  
  • Overview +


    The NIR-Borescope-2K-Glass (NIR-B-2K-Glass) is a short-wavelength radiometric infrared borescope imaging camera, designed to produce high definition (1968 x 1476 pixels) thermal images, along with providing accurate temperature measurements from any of the three million temperature points in the image.

    The camera measures temperatures in the range 1000 to 1800 °C (1832 to 3272 °F) and is suitable for float glass, container glass, borosilicate glass, and fibre glass melt furnaces.

    ACCURATE TEMPERATURE PROFILING
    With the NIR-Borescope-2K-Glass, it is possible to accurately and continuously profile the temperature of the entire furnace, including glass, refractory walls and port arches, and the crown/roof, with only a small opening in the wall. Thermal imaging inside refractory-lined furnaces, boilers and glass melt tanks normally requires the plant operator to cut large openings in the refractory to enable viewing of the critical area. This can cause significant wasted energy from heat loss and can be difficult to keep the opening free from debris. The NIR-B-2K-Glass only requires a small diameter hole through the furnace casing and refractory to accommodate the wide-angle lens tip. 

    CONTINUOUS FURNACE MONITORING

    The NIR-Borescope-2K-Glass offers significant advantages over the traditional methods of furnace monitoring. With the NIR-B-2K-Glass, it is possible to accurately and continuously profile the temperature of the entire furnace, including glass, refractory walls and port arches, and the crown/roof, with only a small opening in the wall. Thermal imaging inside refractory-lined furnaces, boilers and glass melt tanks normally requires the plant operator to cut large openings in the refractory to enable viewing of the critical area. This can cause significant wasted energy from heat loss and can be difficult to keep the opening free from debris. The NIR-B-2K-Glass only requires a small diameter hole through the furnace casing and refractory to accommodate the wide-angle lens tip. 

    POWERFUL THERMAL IMAGING SOFTWARE

    With the new IMAGEPro software it’s region of interest (ROI) can be user-defined and trended, showing max, min, and average temperatures and by using the included Playback view you can replay events and stop at any frame to measure multiple temperatures at the same point in time, particularly useful if you are measuring port arch temperatures at the moment of reversal.

    BATCH COVERAGE AND CROWN TEMPERATURE MONITORING

    Variation in batch coverage has a direct impact on furnace temperatures. The temperature clearly drops when the batch moves to the front of the furnace, and within the IMAGEPro-Glass software, ROIs can be used to set alarms for the furnace DCS and facilitate better control of the batch coverage by adjusting the batch charging direction and length. By monitoring the batch coverage near the throat, this critical ROI can help avoid large amounts (below 15%) of batch entering this area even for large pull rates and prevent production of glass defects.

    The NIR-Borescope-2K-Glass is AMETEK Land’s enhanced thermal imager for glass furnace applications.

  • Software +

    • IMAGEViewer
      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
      IMAGEPro

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

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  • Specifications +


    CAMERA UNIT
    Measurement Range:
    1000 - 1800 °C / 1832 - 3272 °F
    Pixel Resolution:
    1968x1476
    Spectral Response: 1 μm (centre)
    Frame Rate: 15 fps (full frame mode)
    Detector:
    FPA - Semiconductor
    Optic (HFOV x VFOV): 95° x 71°
    Optic (IFOV):
    0.84 mrad (2K: 95° x 71°) 2.53 mrad
    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
    CAMERA SUPPLY
    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
    POWER SUPPLY UNIT (PSU)
    Components: Power supply, Ethernet communications (switch), Fibre optic data connection (option)
    FCB - Environmental Rating: IP65 / NEMA 4
    Size:
    380 x 380 x 211 mm / 15 x 15 x 8.3 in
    Weight:
    15 kg / 33 lbs
    UL Approval:
    Listed to UL508A & CSA-C22.2 No. File Number E499440
    IMAGE PROCESSING
    Software:
    IMAGEPro-Glass Advanced glass application processing software
    Workstation: PC-Workstation (option)
    Interfacing:
    Open Data Interface, Modbus TCP, Moxa I/O unit
    ACCESSORIES
    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° 2.1m 1.4m 1.1mm 10.9m 7.1m 5.5mm 21.8m 14.2m 11mm 32.7m 21.3m 16.6mm 43.6m 28.5m 22.2mm

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      Melt Tank - Bulk Glass

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    • Melt Tank – Inside Refractory
      Melt Tank – Inside Refractory

      Optimum process control, energy efficiency and tank condition can be controlled through refractory wall measurements. The NIR-B Glass, Cyclops 100L, Model FG and SPOT M100 are recommended.

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