May 2019 - Temperature Measurement in Furnaces: an effective tool to improve the performance of Waste Incineration plants

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Waste-to-energy is more and more used  to generate energy from the sustainable management of municipal solid waste, 50% of which is considered as renewable. Waste incineration involves the combustion of organic substances contained within municipal solid and industrial standard waste material. Considering what is at stake, designers as well as operators of waste incineration plants continuously look for ways to improve their efficiency ...LEARN MORE!

The Challenge: To be able to burn very solid materials, incinerators must reach a temperature which is usually between 850°C and more than 1100°C. This temperature and its distribution must be controlled for several reasons:

- To avoid the creation of hot spots where concentrated heat might damage the grate or the walls of the furnace;

- To ensure that heat is released at the proper location to be efficiently collected and transferred to the boiler;

- To make sure that the combustion is complete and that the slag includes no organic materials;

- To keep the operating point of the installation within a range where emissions are limited.

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The HGH Solution:

As they measure the temperature of every pixel in the image, HGH's thermography cameras allow toaccurately map the combustion area, to identify hotter or cooler places, to locate the flame front... Data are displayed to operators and made available to control systems in real time, allowing continuous, small-step adjustments of the operating point of the furnace. This minimizes energy consumption and mechanical constraints in the actuators, thus contributing further towards reducing operating and maintenance costs.

 

PYROSCAN, AT THE CORE OF THE WASTE INCINERATION PROCESS

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HGH'S THERMOGRAPHY CAMERAS FOR WASTE INCINERATION PLANTS

The 2 versions of our PYROSCAN thermography cameras are adapted to the Waste Incineration application:

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PYROSCAN is a temperature-resistant camera which can be fitted with an automated insertion / retraction mechanism, allowing its water-cooled endoscope to be inserted inside furnaces to capture images close to the area of interest, without masking or attenuation of signal. Read more...
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PYROSCAN-U is a ruggedized camera which is installed outside the high temperature burning zone of furnaces, looking at the calcination area through a standard window. It works at ambient temperature, without any cooling system, and its compact design supports implementation in space-constrained areas. Read more...
 

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