Air Liquide’s steam methane reformers, producing hydrogen and carbon dioxide industrial gases, are critical assets and their operation, safety and reliability, are of paramount importance, however they are very challenging assets to maintain and operate.
Some of the common problems in reformer operation are burner, flue gas distribution and catalyst issues. All of these problems can directly affect Tube Wall Temperatures (TWT), tube life and lead to premature tube failure.
They can also lead a producer being overly cautious on TWT and losing valuable production every year.
Air Liquide is the world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health. It has implemented AMETEK Land’s Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) 3XR, an enhanced thermal imager, and now is gaining in know-how by continuously measuring temperature of tube walls within its steam methane reformers (SMR).
VANCOUVER, CANADA — /CNW/ – Photon Control, a developer and supplier of optical measurement technologies to the global semiconductor industry, announces the release of wider temperature ranges of their fiber optic temperature probes.
The new wider temperature ranges are for both contact and immersion temperature probe product lines.
The contact temperature probes can now measure ranges from -95 °C to 400 °C and the immersion temperature probes can now measure ranges from -95 °C to 300 °C. (more…)
AURORA, IL, USA —-/CNW/ — Spectrum Technologies, Inc.,a manufacturer of plant measurement technology, has announced the addition of two accessories for the FieldScout® TDR product line: Infrared Temperature Sensor and Rod Spacer.
The Infrared Temperature Sensor is a ‘must have’ accessory for the TDR 350 and 150 models. With the Infrared Sensor, turf wilt can be predicted with higher accuracy.
You can now easily correct a moisture deficit earlier and reduce heat stress to the green. Simply attach the Infrared Temperature Sensor to the TDR 350 or 150 and begin to receive turf canopy temperature readings in real-time on the display; great for scanning a surface. (more…)
Mars 2020 Rover will have BAROCAP® & HUMICAP® pressure + humidity sensors
Online — NASA is preparing for the next mission to Mars timed for a launch in 2020. Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is among the partners providing measurement equipment for the new Mars 2020 Rover.
The pressure and humidity measurement devices are based on Vaisala’s sensor technology and are similar to the ones already delivered to Mars on the first Curiosity Rover.
In addition, Mars 2020 Rover will carry Vaisala’s newer and more advanced pressure and humidity sensor heads.
The Mars 2020 mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program and it aims to gather more knowledge on Martian atmosphere and other environmental conditions.
The Mars 2020 Rover will be equipped with Vaisala BAROCAP® and HUMICAP® pressure and humidity sensors.
The sensors are part of instrumentation designed by the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), and they will be used to gather accurate readings of pressure and humidity in the extreme environmental conditions of the Martian atmosphere. (more…)