Infrared Temperature Measurement | Combustion & Environmental Monitoring

Biomass

Biomass fuels such as wood pellets, bagasse and hog fuel are susceptible to spontaneous heating and spontaneous combustion. These problems can occur at any stage in their storage, production and transportation. If spontaneous combustion can be detected at an early stage, preventative action can be taken before significant loss or damage can occur.

AMETEK Land offers a full range of detection options for every stage of the combustion process. Available technologies include infrared thermal imaging, infrared line-scanning and carbon monoxide gas detection. The best measurement choice depends on the location and the nature of the risk.

It is important that the monitoring equipment does not itself pose an explosion risk, so most AMETEK Land products can be supplied with hazardous area approvals.

Download Biomass Fuels – Early Detection of Spontaneous Combustion brochure.

LOCATION APPLICATION PRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY
1 Open Storage ARC Imager IR Thermal Imager
2 Conveyor HotSpotIR IR Linescanner
3 Hammer Mill Millwatch CO Detection
4 Wet Storage Silo Silowatch CO Detection
5 Dryer Millwatch CO Detection
6 Dry Storage Silo Silowatch CO Detection
7 Hammer Mill Millwatch CO Detection
8 Pellet Silo Silowatch CO Detection
9 Conveyor HotSpotIR IR Linescanner
10 Pellet Silo Silowatch CO Detection
11 Pulverizer Millwatch CO Detection
12 Stack 4650 - PM PM_CEMS

 

OPEN STORAGE

24-hour infrared thermal monitoring of biomass storage piles in open or semi-enclosed spaces with alarms triggering when a hotspot is detected. 

WET STORAGE / DRY STORAGE / PELLET SILOS

Advance warning of the onset of biomass combustion through the early detection of the build-up of carbon monoxide in silos and enclosed storage vessels.

HAMMER MILL / DRYER / PULVERIZER

Advance warning of the onset of biomass combustion through the early detection of the build-up of carbon monoxide in hammer mills, dryers and pulverizers.

CONVEYOR

Continuous infrared thermal line scanning detects small hot inclusions on the conveyor with alarms set to operate an inerting or diverting system to prevent expensive belt damage.

STACK

Continuous measurement of the opacity or particulate matter concentration in stacks and ducts where condensed water is not present.