AMETEK Land, a world-leading manufacturer of highly accurate infrared pyrometers, scanners, and thermal imagers is helping the steel industry meet global decarbonisation challenges with a range of solutions.
With the steel industry responsible for approximately 7% of global man-made CO2 emissions, finding a way to meet the ongoing demand for steel while reducing and eventually eliminating carbon emissions, is a major challenge.
AMETEK Land offers steelmakers several temperature monitoring solutions, and the technology, to meet their challenges when transitioning to more sustainable methods of steelmaking, supporting decarbonisation in several ways.
A specially designed solution, the Slag Detection System (SDS) from LAND, leverages the capabilities of mid-wavelength thermal imaging to help deliver improved yields, higher quality steel, and reduce costly downstream processing for EAF steelmaking operations. It is specially designed to withstand the harsh conditions of continuous operation in a steel plant, with minimal maintenance requirements.
Other solutions from LAND that play a part to help improve product quality, efficiency and reduce emissions include:
- The MWIR-640 390, a mid-wavelength thermal imager that provides reliable, robust and real-time thermal imaging measurements and imagery
- The NIR-2K is a high-precision thermal imager capable of producing high temperature measurements. It combines high accurately with high resolution measurement temperature distributions to identify hot and cold spots for process optimization
- Offering a full temperature measurement range of -20 to 1000∞C, the LWIR-640 long-wavelength thermal imager provides high-precision temperature measurements and thermal profiles to continuously control, document and visualise industrial processes.
Manfred Hayk, Head of Product Management at AMETEK Land, said: “Process parameters are changing throughout the industry in a bid to bring down carbon emissions. We know that there is no single solution to carbon reduction in steelmaking. However, several changes to existing practices can each make a significant contribution to decarbonisation in the industry.
“We offer accurate, reliable, proven solutions for temperature measurements that support these changes. For example, switching to thermal imagers rather than dip thermocouples helps support decarbonisation efforts by reducing the use of consumables, and delivers more information to support process efficiency.”
A new application note looks at all these processes and explains the importance of accurate temperature monitoring within each of them, along with expert advice on the best method to use.
To find out more, and to download the application note, visit ametek-land.com.