REDwire Thermal Imager offers improved reformer efficiency and safety

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The LumaSense FurnaceSpection is available from Thermo-Kinetics.

Plant operators are tasked with maximizing the efficiency of the production process, while minimizing system downtime and safety issues. To accomplish this, it is critical that they have the capability to monitor their equipment — especially high priority equipment like reformer furnaces. 

While tools already exist to aid in reformer furnace monitoring, they are often unreliable, expensive to implement, prone to operator variation, and do not provide the ability to detect hot spots. However, LumaSense Technologies offers an alternative solution that overcomes many of these challenges — its FurnaceSpection. 

A reliable approach

FurnaceSpection features a network of specialized thermal imagers designed to continuously measure the temperature inside high temperature furnaces in refining, metals and glass production. Thanks to these exceptionally accurate, high resolution 640- by 480-pixel cameras, as well as its LumaSpec RT real-time thermal imaging software, operators can monitor and control process temperature uniformity. FurnaceSpection streams images, has data analysis and historical trending capabilities, outputs to automation and DCS, and includes a real-time web server to broadcast images to the plant’s local network. It features a rugged enclosure, a standard Ethernet interface for simplified communications and networking, integrated borescope optics that allow the imager a clear view through the combustion gas and flames, and more.

Many advantages

There are multiple benefits realized after implementing FurnaceSpection. The proven technology provides critical insight for failure prevention and asset management, increasing the lifetime of the equipment and saving money in the process. The result is improved reformer performance, quality and process repeatability, reduced process and safety risks, increased uptime and, as a result, increased profits. In addition, users also experience lower maintenance and repair costs.


The LumaSense FurnaceSpection is available from Thermo-Kinetics, a trusted distributor of process measurement and control solutions. To learn more about this leading technology, contact Thermo-Kinetics.

FurnaceSpection is a registered trademark of LumaSense Technologies.


Thermo-Kinetics Measurement & Control Ltd.

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