Fluke Process Instruments will showcase temperature sensing solutions for primary and secondary metals production at the 2019 Heat Treatment Congress in Cologne, Germany. These include infrared sensors that provide non-contact measurements, for continuous remote monitoring of products and equipment, and data logging systems for furnace surveys and in-process product temperature profiling.

Developed to meet today’s demanding industrial automation requirements, the hardware and software systems allow operators to optimise their processes for consistent high quality and fuel efficiency. An exhibition highlight, the ThermoView TV40 industrial-grade thermal imager, with an integrated visible-light camera, enables 24/7 temperature monitoring in a -10 to 1200 degrees Celsius range.

Target applications include iron foundries, where the imagers check temperatures of molten metal and monitor ladles to ensure that the refractory lining is intact. Users can define various areas of interest with distinct alarm conditions. Also on show, the Datapaq Furnace Tracker based on the Datapaq TP3 data logger, with up to 20 measurement channels performs temperature uniformity surveys (TUS) and system accuracy tests (SAT) compliant with NADCAP AMS 2750E and CQI-9. These profiling systems are designed to travel through heat-treatment and quench processes. They include analysis and reporting software, thermocouples, and thermal barriers for maximum protection at high temperatures up to 1200 degrees Celsius and process durations of hours and days. The team will be happy to advise visitors on the best way to tackle their particular application.

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