AMETEK Land to Present NOx Production at Higher Levels at Hotbels Glass Industry Seminar 2018


Source: AMETEK Land

AMETEK Land announces that its EMEA Glass Sales Manager Philippe Kerbois and Neil Simpson of Simpson Combustion and Energy will present at the 33rd Hotbels Glass Industry Seminar 2018, April 25-26, in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.  

Their presentation, entitled “Thermal Imaging NOx Filter Helps Optimize Combustion for Emissions Reduction,” follows on from their 2017 presentation on the use of a near infrared thermal imaging borescope to profile glass furnaces and increase capacity. Their 2018 presentation reveals specific new findings relating to NOx production at higher levels.

The presentation reports on the findings of AMETEK Land and Simpson Combustion and Energy research that was carried out into apparent flame temperatures and corresponding NOx levels within the glass melt process. The presentation offers details on how areas of peak flame intensity were analysed to identify which firing side has higher NOx and which port/burner has the most impact.  It additionally reports on an industry case study in which the research results were applied successfully to optimise combustion for a stack emission test.

“Hotbels is an important glass industry conference at which we look forward to showing how our thermal imaging systems can now be used not only for monitoring purposes, but also to help optimise combustion efficiency and reduce emissions,” notes Phillippe Kerbois.

The research was conducted using AMETEK Land’s innovative Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) Glass thermal imaging system that allows long-term data trending for fuel optimisation, enabling thermal optical profiles to be measured continuously during furnace reversal.  Glass manufacturers can use this infrared temperature measurement solution to highlight issues within a glass melt tank, make repairs, and then optimise firing to achieve record pull rates.

Alongside the NIR-B Glass, the research study used an AMETEK Land Lancom gas analyser at the port target wall and common flue positions to take gas measurements and check emissions. Those results were analysed simultaneously with in-furnace thermal images generated by the NIR-B. The study established that by identifying and controlling high-temperature levels, emissions could be reduced in a glass production facility.

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The Hotbels Glass Industry Seminar is a glass technology forum presented by Hotwork and Fosbel that allows glassmakers to come together and to share ideas and past experiences with each other, while learning about new industry advances.

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