Flame on! These cameras can take the heat

30 July 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201915380

Fire Protection
Occupational Health

MODERN waste-to-energy plants aim to maximise energy generation whilst minimizing residues and gas emissions. Continuous real-time monitoring of the combustion parameters of the furnace is key for optimising the overall performance of waste incineration plants.

It is against this background that HGH’s latest generation of high temperature cameras aim to provide reliable combustion viewing and thermal monitoring. Designed to operate in extreme conditions through cluttered burning zone environment, they measure the temperature of every pixel in the image, enabling operators to adjust continuously the combustion parameters.

Flame on! These cameras can take the heat

Nathalie Berthier, Process engineer at Vinci Environnement, said the continuous improvement policy of Vinci waste incineration plants led them to look for a tool to better control the position of the flame on their large-capacity grates.

“We were looking for a tool to manage air injections and grate movements to continuously optimize the quality of waste combustion on our furnaces. Integrating HGH’s Pyroscan high temperature camera into our control loops allowed us to drastically reduce the unburnt rate and CO emissions,” Berthier said.

Jean-François Boissou, head of the thermography product line at HGH, said: “As technology experts, it is our mission to provide high-performance tools meeting the requirements of our customers. During the project, we work hand in hand with them to design a configuration tailored to their particular needs.”

Modern industrial plants are controlled by a large number of different sensors to comply with the legal framework conditions and achieve the most of the plant’s availability and performance. According to Boissou, the HGH IR scanners and thermal cameras efficiently support combustion optimisation in an environmentally and economically beneficial way.

Jean-François Boissou, head of the thermography product line at HGH, said: “As technology experts, it is our mission to provide high-performance tools meeting the requirements of our customers. During the project, we work hand in hand with them to design a configuration tailored to their particular needs.”

Modern industrial plants are controlled by a large number of different sensors to comply with the legal framework conditions and achieve the most of the plant’s availability and performance. According to Boissou, the HGH IR scanners and thermal cameras efficiently support combustion optimisation in an environmentally and economically beneficial way.

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