High Temperature CCTV Diagnostic System
Lenox Instrument Company, a manufacturer of high temperature cameras for combustion inspections, today announced a new portable high temperature camera designed to provide users with an economical and simple method for using color digital video in the diagnostics and monitoring of the combustion and process efficiency of furnaces, boilers and kilns used in the steel mill, power generation, glass and other high temperature manufacturing processes. “The new Lenox FireSight Diagnostic System provides a simple and economical means to achieve real-time color video monitoring and digital recording of combustion and process control in boilers, furnaces, kilns and incinerators,” said Paul Lang, vice president of Lenox Instrument Company. “The portability and ease of use of our new high temperature furnace camera has made the system popular with boiler testing services, boiler and furnace manufacturers, performance, research and development engineers, and pollution control inspectors.” The mobility of the new FireSight Diagnostic System allows operators to use the single high temperature camera unit for diagnostics, testing, monitoring and recording of several individual boiler or furnace functions operating at any level and using any available 1-5/8 inch (41.3 mm) inspection opening. The system’s air-cooled FireSight furnace lens assembly is available with either a 24 inch or 36 inch lens in either direct or right-angle view configurations. In addition, a mini-digital video recorder with a LCD screen is available as an option. The FireSight Diagnostic System is capable of operating in temperatures up to 3,000° F (1,649° C) and is ideal for use in power plants, steel mills, paper mills, glass plants, cement kilns, and incinerators. “With the information users receive through performing regular inspections with our video furnace cameras, combustion performance, manufacturing efficiency, and real cost savings can be realized,” said Lang. “This is especially true in the steel industry, where furnace performance and efficient manufacturing processes is crucial to reducing cost.” Lang points out that performing those regular inspections are made simpler with the new FireSight Diagnostic System which is entirely self-contained. The unit itself consists of an air filtration and power system, as well as an 8-inch CCD color monitor packaged in a durable case with a telescoping handle and wheels. FireSight Diagnostic Systems provide high color image clarity and are used to speed light off, evaluate flame intensity and patterns, determine the status of igniters, view flame impingement, NOx emissions, CO and O2 imbalance, high unburned carbon (LOI), eyebrows, slag, clinker and ash build-up. The “Light Volume Control” feature, exclusive to Lenox furnace inspection cameras, allows the operator to easily adjust the amount of light transmitted to the camera, eliminating the bloom common with other high temperature camera systems. This feature ensures a high-quality color image from initial light off to maximum load. In addition, the system also features quartz optics that withstand temperatures up to 1,200° F (649° C) higher than the glass lenses used in other furnace camera systems. Each FireSight Diagnostic System is designed and manufactured in-house by Lenox Instrument Company and is backed by a two-year warranty. Lenox also provides in-house service for all Lenox FireSight high temperature camera products. The new FireSight Diagnostic System is in stock and available for delivery. Lenox personnel are available to help you select the proper high temperature camera for your particular application.