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LumaSense introduces PULSAR 4

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

LumaSense Tecnologies, Inc. ® has introduced its next generation petrochemical infrared sensor, the PULSAR 4, at ADIPEC 2014.

With installations at over 550 petrochemical facilities worldwide, the PULSAR 4 is LumaSense’s latest addition to its E2T line of petrochemical infrared sensors.

Oil and gas operations are heavily dependent on combustion based processes to supply the world’s growing energy needs. The PULSAR 4 is intended for monitoring the refractory and gas temperatures inside sulfur recovery units, sulfur burners, and thermal oxidizer furnaces frequently found at these facilities.

Steve Abely, LumaSense CEO, commented: “Any one of these vessels can force a shutdown that will cost US$ 1 million or more per day. Unplanned downtime eats into planned profits, whereas increasing uptime increases profit. The PULSAR 4 is a condition based maintenance system to protect refinery profits”.

The PULSAR 4 is an explosion proof infrared thermometer (pyrometer) with the ability to see through flames and simultaneously deliver the refractory temperature and gas temperature with precision to 0.3 °C and a range of 350 °C to 2000 °C. The PULSAR 4 Advanced features LumaSense’s proprietary Smart Flame Measurement Algorithm (Smart FMATM) which accounts for flame transparency that can affect the temperature readings for a more precise view of activity inside these vessels. LumaSense’s updated and powerful InfraWin software interprets the data from the PULSAR 4 for analysis inside the control room.

E2T product manager David Ducharme said: “Our Smart FMA technology, serviceability, and long standing relationships with major producers is what separates the PULSAR 4 from the rest”.

Customers with PULSAR II and III can leverage their existing infrastructure to upgrade these units to the new PULSAR 4 and its advanced capabilities.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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