Thermal mapping process control

Ametek Land developed the Fixed Thermal Imaging (FTi) system for the continuous thermal mapping of processing operations and plant surveillance. The system offers plant operators a complete thermal view of a process with a display that responds immediately to changes that then can be used to trigger alarms, automatically control a process, or provide critical quality control information by capt...

By Staff July 1, 2007
The Land Fixed Thermal Imaging camera (top)connects via a single, quick-release cable to the FTi control processor(below), whose flexible architecture allows the system to function as a stand-alone control system or as part of a package with visualization and storage capabilities.

Ametek Land developed the Fixed Thermal Imaging (FTi) system for the continuous thermal mapping of processing operations and plant surveillance. The system offers plant operators a complete thermal view of a process with a display that responds immediately to changes that then can be used to trigger alarms, automatically control a process, or provide critical quality control information by capturing and storing data.

The Land FTi system can operate under harsh conditions, measuring temperatures from -20 to 1600 °C (-4 to 2,912 °F) with

The high-resolution imager, housed in a NEMA 4 and RF-shielded enclosure, delivers high-quality (320 x 240 pixels) live thermal images using the latest focal plane array detector technology and digital processing. It is said to provide accurate, highly repeatable industrial radiometric imaging and temperature measurement that is more than twice as accurate as its leading competitor.

Once installed and aligned, it operates continuously without user intervention. It can be controlled remotely via a local touchscreen interface or control room PC. A software interface uses standard Microsoft Windows format menus and provides plant operators with tools to further improve process control. Set-up is minimal. Four FTi-CP systems can be connected to a remote PC client over an Ethernet network.

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