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AMETEK Land helps ethylene producer improve and optimise furnace operations

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AMETEK Land has provided a large US ethylene producer with 28 thermal imagers to provide continuous temperature measurements for optimum process control in its four cracking furnaces.

Ethylene is a key element in a range of everyday items from plastics to polymers and is produced by cracking hydrocarbon feedstocks at high temperatures with steam.

The furnace must be kept at a consistently high temperature to avoid inefficiencies and be effective. LAND’s high-definition NIR-B-2K thermal imaging camera delivers non-contact measurements with outstanding accuracy to help optimise furnace performance, extend tube life, and improve safety.

The NIR-B-2K is a high-resolution short-wavelength radiometric infrared thermal imaging camera, and provides improved definition at a distance, measuring temperatures in the range of 600 - 1800°C (1112 to 3272°F). It provides a clear thermal image unaffected by the furnace's hot atmosphere and allows operators to measure from any of the 2 904 768 pixels.

Jason Rushton, Application Engineer, AMETEK Land commented: “The thermal imager is ideal for applications such as ethylene production, where furnaces require optimum process control while maintaining high temperatures. With the NIR-B-2K, plant operators can rest assured as it helps improve process control through continuous furnace monitoring and highly accurate temperature readings in the furnace.”

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