Technical Articles

AMETEK Land has published these technical articles:

(Temperature Sensing)
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As Coronavirus spreads in China we see in the news daily the attempts being made to contain the virus by monitoring the population crossing borders with a view to containment....
(Calibration Instruments, Standards and Reference Sources)
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Accredited certification increases customer confidence in the performance of the instrument under test and customer confidence in the accredited certification carried out....
(Video Cameras and Accessories)
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Holophane, a leader in lighting solutions since 1921, has implemented AMETEK Land's new Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) Glass, an enhanced thermal imager, at its plant in France and now is reaping...
(Temperature Sensing)
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There is a burgeoning demand for hydrogen, spurred by such rapidly growing applications as fuel cells, petroleum refining, ammonia production, metal production, aerospace and chemical processing....
(Temperature Sensing)
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Since the 1950s, the use of steel and other metals began to give way to aluminium's inherent beneficial features. Providing substantial strength, malleability, high heat and electrical conductivity,...
(Video Cameras and Accessories)
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The move to Oxy-fuels, the establishment of global standards governing emissions, and today's inadequate measurement processes are materially impacting the glass manufacturing industry. The glass...
(Gas Sensing)
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MEASURING ACID DEWPOINT TEMPERATURE TO IMPROVE EMISSIONS AND EFFICIENCY....
(Temperature Sensing)
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Flare stacks are used in the chemical and petrochemical industries to safely dispose of excess gases through combustion. These may be unwanted waste gases, or flammable gases released to prevent...
(Temperature Sensing)
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AMETEK Land has supplied its Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) 3XR, an enhanced thermal imager, to the world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, Air Liquide, which is now...
(Gas Sensing)
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JELD-WEN has implemented AMETEK Land's flue gas analysers and opacity and dust monitors at its door manufacturing facility in Penrith, United Kingdom, to help achieve emissions compliance....
(Gas Sensing)
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Strengthening plant safety in coal grinding mills and storage silos with carbon monoxide monitoring...
(Temperature Sensing)
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The quality and composition of iron produced in the blast furnace is directly related to the hearth temperature. This, in turn, is dependent on the temperature of the hot blast delivered from the...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Air Liquide, the world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, has implemented AMETEK Land's Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) 3XR, an enhanced thermal imager, and now is...
(Gas Handling Equipment)
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STRENGTHENING PLANT SAFETY IN COAL GRINDING MILLS AND STORAGE SILOS WITH CARBON MONOXIDE MONITORING...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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The safety and efficiency of modern thermal power plants relies on accurate measurement and careful control of operating conditions. This application note aims to provide an overview of the many...
(Temperature Sensing)
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High-quality metallurgical coke is a vital raw material for iron and steel production, affecting the furnace operation and standard of the hot metal. It is produced by heating coal in a coke oven in...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Non-contact temperature measurement directly on the cold rolled metal surface can be challenging. There may be relatively low temperatures and variable emissivity involved, and the background...
(Air Quality)
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When thinking about industrial combustion processes emitting toxic gases and particulate matter into the environment, it is the large plants and utilities that come to mind. Naturally, this level of...
(Temperature Sensing)
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PSG Foundries required an effective solution for accurately measuring the temperature of liquid metals at its foundry. The business purchased over 10,000 DIP thermocouple consumables each year and was...
(Temperature Sensing)
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ADVANTAGES OF THERMAL IMAGING FOR EFFECTIVE FLARE STACK MONITORING...
(Temperature Sensing)
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The condition of glass furnace refractories is vitally important to safety and process efficiency, especially towards the end of the life of the tank. Deterioration of the refractories can increase...
(Temperature Sensing)
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In 2017, AMETEK Land and glass producer Encirc won the Innovative Solution category at the Glass Focus Awards for real-time, in-furnace thermal imaging using NIR-B Glass to optimise furnace...
(Sensing and Measurement Instruments)
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Accurate temperature measurement are critical in quality aluminium extrusion production....
(Temperature Sensing)
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Correct optical alignment is essential for any opacity monitor. If the instrument is misaligned, its readings will be unstable. There may also be an offset, and this can be either positive or...
(Temperature Sensing)
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The inside of a cement kiln is an extremely challenging environment for making any kind of temperature measurement. Kiln rotation, high temperatures, and the movement of the sintering material along...
(Extrusion and Pultrusion Services)
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Hydro Extrusions Hungary, the largest European extrusion plant for worldwide aluminium company, Hydro, recently incorporated AMETEK Land's SPOT AL EQS pyrometer and SPOT Actuator to optimize the...
(Temperature Sensing)
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The continuous annealing line is used to modify the grain structure of steel through heat treatment, changing properties including hardness and strength. The process involves several stages, focused...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Encirc, a leading glass manufacturer, has implemented AMETEK Land's real-time, in-furnace thermal imaging Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) to optimise furnace operations and introduce reductions in...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Measurements of the Acid Dewpoint Temperature (ADT) are important for combustion efficiency, environmental compliance and process optimisation on a variety of coal and oil-fired processes. The Lancom...
(Temperature Sensing)
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The escape or breakout of molten metal is a highly important safety consideration in all metal manufacturing industries, particularly steelmaking. The extremely high temperatures involved make any...
(Temperature Sensing)
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The manufacture of silicon products for the photovoltaic and electronics industries requires accurate, reliable temperature measurements to ensure consistent quality and process efficiency. This is...
(Environmental Sensors)
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Smoke and dust emissions from industrial plants, such as coal-fired power stations and industrial incinerators, damage the environment and pose a health hazard to humans. Subsequently these emissions...
(Gas Sensing)
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Measuring flue gases - the exhaust gases produced when fuel or other materials are burned in industrial plants or power stations - is important for process control, efficiency and emissions...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Until now, it has taken herculean efforts to remove slag. Now, based on recent advances in detection, slag is more reliably and effectively managed....
(Temperature Sensing)
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In this guide, we look at how tube wall temperature (TWT) measurements can benefit your applications, the technology behind the measurements, and a range of solutions that help reformer operators...
(Temperature Sensing)
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SAPA Profiles UK has implemented AMETEK Land's new SPOT AL EQS (SPOT Aluminium Extrusion, Quench and Strip) pyrometers at its aluminium extrusion plant in Tibshelf, Derbyshire, and reaps major...
(Calibration Instruments, Standards and Reference Sources)
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Solar Heating of Stack-Mounted Equipment...
(Temperature Sensing)
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SPOT pyrometers from AMETEK Land, the leading industrial infrared non-contact temperature specialist, have enabled Sansera Engineering Ltd, part of the Sansera Group of companies based in India, to...
(Temperature Sensing)
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In this guide, we look at how tube wall temperature (TWT) measurements can benefit your applications, the technology behind the measurements, and a range of solutions that help reformer operators...
(Gas Sensing)
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Risks of unwanted combustion - potentially causing injury, damage and downtime - occur everywhere that coal is handled, processed or stored. Safe coal handling practices are designed to ensure that...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Tempered glass - sometimes called toughened or safety glass - is glass which has been heat-treated and then rapidly cooled, in a controlled manner, in an air quench section. This process makes the...
(Temperature Sensing)
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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,...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Accurately measuring and controlling the cooling rates along the length of the glass ribbon and thermal profile across the width within the annealing lehr is common practice. However, with...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Temperature monitoring in and around the kiln is essential to an efficient process, and to produce cement of consistent quality. It also enables early detection of kiln refractory issues or...
(Temperature Sensing)
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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,...
(Temperature Sensing)
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For safety and efficiency, it is essential to monitor the steel level as the ladle is filled with molten metal. This is accomplished by measurements of the ladle freeboard, the area of the ladle...
(Gas Sensing)
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Detection, measurement, monitoring and solutions for the biomass fuel process....
(Technical Publications and Standards)
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Welcome to the first issue of AMETEK Land's new magazine for professionals working in the glass production industry. In this issue, you can discover more about AMETEK Land's products, the technology...
(Temperature Sensing)
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The SPOT GS pyrometer for non-contact temperature measurement in continuous hot dip galvanizing lines...
(Imaging and Graphics Software)
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Both infrared line scanners and thermal imagers are increasingly used in industrial thermal imaging applications, however for certain applications the infrared line scanners are preferable. Firstly,...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Accurate temperature measurement are critical in quality aluminium extrusion production....
(Optical Components)
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Many AMETEK Land instruments use purge air, in the post I am going to explain the purpose and some of the practicalities...
(Temperature Sensing)
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In general, purge air is used on optical instruments such as emissions monitors and pyrometers which are mounted on industrial processes. It is important to keep the optical surfaces of such...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Read our latest article in World Fertilizer where James Cross looks at the benefits, challenges and technologies for tube wall temperature measurements in the ammonia production process...
(Temperature Sensing)
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National and international agencies such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend screening for skin temperature in addition to other core...
(Imaging and Graphics Software)
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Read our latest article in Bioenergy Insight where Derek Stuart discusses how thermal imaging improves biomass boiler operation....
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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Opacity monitors are used to measure emissions of smoke and dust from combustion sources. They are mounted directly onto the stack or duct, so a constant flow of purge air is needed to protect their...
(Gas Sensing)
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The plant experienced abnormal CO readings from its billet reheating furnace exit and in order to meet emission legislation and to better monitor its CO levels, CELSA GroupTM needed to replace its...
(Gas Sensing)
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The plant experienced abnormal CO readings from its billet reheating furnace exit and in order to meet emission legislation and to better monitor its CO levels, CELSA GroupTM needed to replace its...
(Temperature Sensing)
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AMETEK Land launched a new temperature screening system earlier this year that could help prevent the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, throughout food production and preparation...
(Temperature Sensing)
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SAC Engine Components required an effective solution to be able to accurately measure the temperature of liquid metal in its furnace and the ladle, with high accuracy and consistency, with the...
(Medical)
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"We wanted to see how we could all work together to 'Stay Alert' by ensuring patients are seen appropriately, and by keeping all staff secure with the knowledge they are being looked after. The...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Passengers travelling through the Port of Poole will now benefit from enhanced security from the threat of COVID-19 with the installation of the VIRALERT 3 temperature screening system....
(Engineering and Scientific Software)
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"VIRALERT 3 has given us greater confidence opening the indoor facilities at the club, knowing that we have taken the necessary precautions to keep our members and staff safe. The system is easy to...
(Industrial Controls Software)
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Rugby and cricket in Yorkshire has an added level of security, thanks to the installation of VIRALERT 3 at the Emerald Headlingley stadium in Leeds, UK. The temperature screening system has been...
(Calibration Instruments, Standards and Reference Sources)
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Our compact and sophisticated high accuracy infrared LSP-HP linescanners are designed to produce advanced thermal imaging of moving processes and, importantly, deliver high-definition measurements at...
(Environmental Sensors)
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Opacity monitors are used to measure emissions of smoke and dust from combustion sources. It is a non-contact measurement, with only a light beam penetrating into the combustion gases in the stack or...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Aluminium is a complex subject for infrared temperature measurement, as its emissivity and infrared radiance change non-linearly with temperature, surface structure and surface composition....
(Temperature Sensing)
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The Cyclops 055L Meltmaster portable non-contact thermometer gives accurate temperature measurement of liquid metal in foundries while providing a much higher level of operator safety and achieving...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Like all other measuring instruments, the Cyclops L Portable Non-Contact Thermometer has an accuracy stated in its technical specifications....
(Environmental Sensors)
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Refractory-lined vessels and furnaces are common in industrial applications such as petrochemicals, steel production, processing, and heat treatment. However, over time, refractory deteriorates to a...
(Process Controllers)
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Combustion operations during steel production processes produce emissions which are subject to strict environmental regulation...
(Temperature Sensing)
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One important component of combustion efficiency is the sensible heat loss in the stack gases - basically, the amount of hot air exiting the process. Reducing the amount of heat loss will improve...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Installed looking into a glass melt tank, our NIR-B-2K thermal imaging camera allows 24/7 monitoring of batch melting. When coupled with our IMAGEPro-Glass advanced thermal imaging software, we enable...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Nonwoven materials are in every aspect of our lives, from air filters to hand wipes, hospital gowns to diapers....
(Gas Sensing)
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Hazardous organic chemical wastes are destroyed by high-temperature incineration in a variety of kilns. The high temperature and extended residence time in the kiln ensure full destruction of the...
(Gas Sensing)
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Municipal solid waste (MSW) disposal plants incinerate garbage and generate power using a moving-grate boiler. Because of the nature of the fuel, the feed system for the MSW does not always provide an...
(Gas Sensing)
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As natural gas moves along a pipeline, friction and other effects cause its pressure to drop. Compressor stations are placed at intervals along the pipeline to maintain pressure.The compressors are...
(Tanks and Vessels)
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Nitric acid is used to pickle stainless steel products to remove impurities and form a new surface layer on the material. To demonstrate compliance with environmental regulations, emissions of nitric...
(Gas Sensing)
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The solid residues from sewage treatment are destroyed by burning in a boiler. The flue gases are scrubbed of particles, acid gases and, finally, mercury. The preferred method for mercury removal is...
(Temperature Sensing)
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A thermal oxidizer is a type of air pollution control equipment used to reduce emissions of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in several industrial processes by oxidizing the chemicals to...
(Gas Sensing)
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Sawmills and other wood processors burn waste wood on-site to generate steam and power for site operations. Emissions of pollutants such as particulate matter, carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen...
(Imaging and Graphics Software)
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The continuous annealing line is used to modify the grain structure of steel through heat treatment, changing properties including hardness and strength. The process involves several stages, focused...
(Temperature Sensing)
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AMETEK Land produces a range of expert solutions to ensure precise, continuous liquid metal measurements, using non contact systems based around pyrometer and thermal imaging technology for the best...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Boilers are used in many industrial applications ranging from power generation to municipal waste incineration as well as district heating....
(Temperature Sensing)
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Patients and staff at Mosborough Health Centre are benefiting from an extra level of virus protection, thanks to the installation of AMETEK Land's VIRALERT 3, a new temperature measurement system....
(Temperature Sensing)
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We have released a fever screening thermal imaging system, vIRalert 2, to detect fever quickly, accurately and non-intrusively at point of entry into key facilities....
(Temperature Sensing)
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An independent school in Sheffield, UK, is helping protect its students and staff from the spread of infection, including COVID-19, with the latest technology in temperature measurement....
(Temperature Sensing)
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Solutions for the complex temperature measurement of aluminium....
(Temperature Sensing)
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Temperature Screening E-Book Launched by AMETEK Land to Guide Facilities Back to Business Safely...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Sometimes referred to, incorrectly, as fever screening systems, monitoring for elevated skin temperatures can provide a frontline temperature triage to identify individuals that may be exhibiting a...
(Temperature Sensing)
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GUIDELINES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH DATA PROTECTION WHEN INSTALLING A TEMPERATURE SCREENING SYSTEM...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Handheld thermometers are becoming an ever more common sight in places where we work, rest, stay and play to protect people from potential coronavirus carriers by screening for elevated temperatures...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Most large-scale combustion processes need to measure the amount of particulate matter (PM) leaving their stack....
(Temperature Sensing)
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Every warm or hot object emits infrared radiation. The radiated power P depends on the object's core temperature T and its surface emissivity e to The radiated power P is directly proportional to the...
(Temperature Sensing)
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EMA Training Ltd, an independent learning provider in Derby, UK, has become one of the first education establishments to undergo a routine OFSTED visit since the pandemic, ensuring its HUB can open...
(Temperature Sensing)
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An important factor for the boiler efficiency is the condition of the steam tubes in the heat exchanger. Fouling with ash and slag will insulate the tubes from the hot combustion gases and reduce the...
(Temperature Sensing)
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An important factor for the boiler efficiency is the condition of the steam tubes in the heat exchanger. Fouling with ash and slag will insulate the tubes from the hot combustion gases and reduce the...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Championship-winning Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) has installed AMETEK Land's VIRALERT 3 system to accurately and reliably detect signs of elevated temperatures in people at the team's racing facility in...
(Imaging and Graphics Software)
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In industrial applications, typically non-contact pyrometers (spot temperature measurement devices), linescanners (profile line temperature measurement devices) or thermal imagers (image temperature...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Sir William Herschel determined the relative energy of sunlight by using a simple optical prism and passing sunlight through it. The typical rainbow colours appeared and at the end of the red visible...
(Process Controllers)
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The 4500 MkIII opacity monitor from AMETEK Land is designed to give many years of reliable operation but sometimes breakdowns can happen. Many processes are not permitted to operate without a...
(Imaging and Graphics Software)
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The benefits of accurate real-time temperature measurement in a glass melt tank or furnace can be explained...