Practical Infrared Thermometry for Aluminium Hot Rolling

At Aluminium 2000 Congress 2017

aluminium2000SHEFFIELD, UK — Dr. Fiona Turner, Physics Section Manager for AMETEK Land, a non-contact temperature measurement specialist, will speak at the Aluminium Two Thousand Congress 2017, June 20-24, 2017, in Verona, Italy.

Dr. Turner’s topic is ”Practical Infrared Thermometry for Aluminium Hot Rolling. Dr. Turner, a Chartered Physicist, specializes in instrumentation and metrology and manages AMETEK Land’s in-house optical and radiometric development work and academic collaborations.

Her presentation will look at how aluminium presents significant challenges for accurate infrared temperature measurement due to its low processing temperatures and low emissivity, which varies with wavelength, alloy grade and surface condition.

“I am looking forward to speaking at the event. Aluminium Two Thousand is one of the major international conferences within the aluminium industry,” comments Dr. Turner.

“My presentation is based on extensive site trials of AMETEK Land’s SPOT AL EQS (Extrusion, Quench and Strip) infrared pyrometers mounted on the hot strip reversing mill at Bridgnorth Aluminium Limited. At a reversing mill, a single pyrometer mounted at a fixed point will see the oxidised preheated slab surface as well as that of freshly rolled aluminium and all stages in between.”

“Thanks to our collaborators at Bridgnorth Aluminium, we have been able to link the variation that we see in the infrared radiance to the nature of the oxide surface. Understanding the origin of an effect means we can predict future behaviour and configure our instrument algorithm to accurately interpret complex and changing emissivity in real time.”

AL EQS PyrometerAMETEK Land also will exhibit at METEF 2017 that runs alongside the Aluminium 2000 Congress.

It will demonstrate its SPOT AL EQS, an innovative “three-in-one” infrared pyrometer that enables accurate temperatures to be taken at extruder press exit and quench position, as well as at mill entry and exit positions in hot rolling mills.

AMETEK Land will demonstrate at the exhibition how the SPOT AL EQS pyrometer, a flexible instrument with pre-configured algorithms, provides an effective temperature measurement solution that will optimise efficiency and achieve cost savings for aluminium producers.

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Aluminium Two Thousand Congress is an international not-to-be-missed conference about aluminum world. It is being held 20-24 JUNE 2017 at VERONAFIERE in VERONA, ITALY.

After 9 editions, it has become a very important and irreplaceable meeting point for all the operators working in the Aluminum industry.

Highly qualified “Aluspecialist” from companies, universities and associations come from all over the world to present to a specialized and international audience the most innovative technologies and applications in the aluminium field.

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