Continuously Measuring Temperature of Tube Walls

Borescope Increases Know-How for Air Liquide

A Case Study


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).


Advances in Non-contact Temperature Measurement for Iron & Liquid Steel Production

Free Webinar: April, 17 2018 15:00 GMT

Online — In this webinar, AMETEK Land introduces how advances in accurate non-contact measurements across a range of temperatures and under a variety of different application conditions ensures successful steel production and provides benefits in process and control.

It considers key stages in the iron making process and molten steel slag detection from furnace to ladle to improve efficiencies and lower costs.

Presenter: Richard Gagg, Industry Manager – Metals, AMETEK Land. (more…)



AL_EQS_ActuatorDronfield, UK. —  AMETEK Land’s new SPOT Actuator enables remotely controlled alignment of a SPOT pyrometer for industrial processing applications.

The SPOT Actuator, which was unveiled for the first time at ALUMINIUM 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany,provides enhanced target alignment for AMETEK Land’s new SPOT AL EQS (Aluminium Extrusion, Quench and Strip) pyrometer.

The SPOT Actuator is a motorised unit which is designed for use at the die exit or quench exit on aluminium extrusion presses and is capable of operating in automatic or operator controlled modes to suit the needs of an individual aluminium plant. (more…)

Implement Calibration & Certification Accreditation for a Competitive Advantage

NEW IEEE Engineering Brief | April 2017

Produced by: Engineering 360 Media Solutions | Sponsored by: AMETEK Land

“When considering what calibration and certification are, it is important to also look at what is erroneously believed within the industry. These beliefs include:”

• A statement of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or National Laboratory traceability alone is
• Using a quality management system alone is adequate.
• Absolute accuracy is not critical.
• ISO 9000 system requirements are adequate.
• The use of a certified laboratory is not necessary, and an independent calibration laboratory is fine.

Verifiable temperature measurements, for example, are prompting greater numbers of thermometer suppliers to calibrate and certify their products to prove accuracy and provide traceability, and do so within a quality management system. (more…)

Measuring Opacity & Particulate Emissions From Combustion Processes

Webinar | 10 May 2017

Webinar: Measuring Opacity and Particulate Emissions From Combustion ProcessesPittsburgh, PA, USA — Join AMETEK Land for their upcoming online webinar ‘Measuring Opacity and Particulate Emissions From Combustion Processes’ on the 10th of May 2017 (3 PM GMT / 10 AM EST / 7 AM PST – Duration 1 hour).

They will introduce the concepts behind opacity and particulate measurement, describe the key technologies and provide detailed insight into the requirements for a successful installation. (more…)

AMETEK Land Standardises Certificates of Conformity

Adds Calibration Data as Standard

IRT Calibration setup with a spot pyrometerOnline  —  AMETEK Land has standardised all its Certificates of Conformity for its fixed spot and portable infrared thermometers.

This also includes, for the first time, calibration test measurement data that is recorded during the standard production process at three AMETEK Land-specified temperature points.

That means customers now can be assured that when they purchase an AMETEK Land instrument it comes with a Certificate of Conformity that confirms the instrument has been manufactured and inspected to documented procedures, in accordance with ISO 9001:2008, and has been calibrated against national and international standards. (more…)

AMETEK Land’s New Spot Pyrometer For Aluminium Extrusion Quench and Strip


AL_EQS_on_extruder_with_LED_webDusseldorf, Germany — AMETEK Land showcased its product innovation, the SPOT AL EQS pyrometer (Aluminium Extrusion Quench and Strip)  at ALUMINIUM 2016, November 29 to December 1, 2016, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Richard Gagg, Global IR Product Manager for AMETEK Land, notes: “ALUMINIUM 2016 provides us with a great opportunity to demonstrate the extensive features and benefits of our recently introduced SPOT AL EQS pyrometer. The innovative, multi-mode pyrometer incorporates AMETEK Land’s more than 25 years of experience producing high-accuracy, reliable temperature measurement equipment for the aluminium industry.”