Helium is well known as Helium that makes balloons and airships float and in its liquid form, Helium is used in a variety of applications including cooling for magnets in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners, cooling infrared detectors, and as a superconductor coolant in the large hadron collider at CERN. Helium is distilled from natural gas deposits that have collected in the presence of Uranium and Thorium. These radioactive elements produce Helium when they undergo alpha decay1 and the gas remains trapped along with the natural gas until it is extracted. The presence of Helium together with natural gas was first discovered in 1903 in Kansas2 and since then the physical qualities of Helium (inertness, lightness, extremely low liquid temperature) have made its use essential in a number of areas in industry and science, as well as it being a mainstay at birthday parties. In levels of 0.3% by volume in natural gas deposits, Helium is deemed to be worth extracting3 and some natural gas deposits are reported to contain up to 7% Helium by volume.
Innovative Infrared Thermal Imaging has optimised furnace operation at Encirc - Case Study
IntroductionEncirc, a leading glass manufacturer, has implemented AMETEK Land’s real-time, in-furnace thermal imaging Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) to optimise furnace operations and introduce reductions in emissions at its Elton plant in Cheshire, UK.About EncircEncirc is unique. From the manufacturing of container glass, to modern filling facilities, to warehousing and logistics, Encirc is the only company to offer customers a complete supplychain service. It is based at two sites. One in Derrylin,...
AMETEK Land - Gasworld US - Temperature Measurement, Asset Protection in Hydrogen Generation
Thomas Fortinberry, Business Development Manager – Industrial Gas at AMETEK Land, discusses fixed thermal imaging for steam methane reformers and how improved access to data on process temperatures can optimize and extend operations. Worldwide demand for hydrogen is rising and expected to continue to grow at 5% annually. Hydrogen is increasingly sought for petroleum refineries, chemical manufacturing and in industrial markets.Steam methane reforming of natural gas is among the largest and most commonly...
Gas Chromatography and Breathe Safely While Using Nitrogen
Gas Chromatography and Breathe Safely While Using Nitrogen Gas chromatography is a process used to separate chemical compounds for analysis. The analytical chemistry process is used with gases that won't decompose when vaporized. Gas chromatography are used in a wide range of industries -- everything from forensic science to medical marijuana. While the procedure is highly useful, there are risks when working with nitrogen gas. Learn how gas chromatography works, the role nitrogen plays, and how an oxygen sensor...
Air Liquide Selects AMETEK Land`s Thermal Imaging Technology to Gain Furnace Know-How
AMETEK Land has supplied its Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) 3XR, an enhanced thermal imager, to the world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, Air Liquide, which is now gaining know-how by continuously measuring temperature of tube walls within its steam methane reformers (SMR). Air Liquide’s steam methane reformers, which produce industrial hydrogen and carbon dioxide gases, are critical assets, and their safe and reliable operation is of paramount importance. However, they...
3D Offshore Imaging for Seawater Intake for Desalination Plants - Case Study
AGI’s Multi-Electrode Switch Box is an accessory to the SuperSting Wi-Fi. It allows the SuperSting Wi-Fi to automatically control and switch passive electrodes connected by a passive multi-electrode cable for automatic data acquisition in 2D, 3D, and 4D surveys. The rugged and sealed design makes it ideal for harsh environments like sub-surface, marine and borehole measurements, and long-term monitoring systems. The Multi-Electrode switch box is also available with banana socket connector for each electrode...