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The measurement system t-matriX is based on the principle of sound pyrometry and measures the temperatures in large furnaces along individual paths. The sound pyrometry, also called acoustic gas temperature measurement, uses the effect of the temperature depending sound propagation in gaseous media. The process measures the duration of a sound signal between a sending and several receiving units.
2-dimensional temperature profile of the acoustic measurement plane
Diagnosis of the temperatures in the complete measurement plane
Minimal use of process gas (nitrogen)
Exchange of data via various interfaces to the PLC
Open data bank for archiving measurement data
Error report by e-mail
Animation of the temperature distribution over any periods of time
Easy accessibility of all components
Automatic hotspot identification, warning and archiving
No installation within the blast furnace
Monitoring of user defined sectors
The acoustic gas temperature measurement system t-matriX records the gas temperature without the use of radiation in the strongly dust loaded and aggressive blast furnace atmosphere. Temperature peaks can be clearly identified in the process room based on the delay-free measurement. No mechanical parts of the measurement system are located inside the blast furnace and are therefore protected against gas channeling and burden, distributed by the charging system into the blast furnace.
The gas temperature measurement system is virtually maintenance free although the t-matriX can be easily accessed and maintained while the blast furnace is in operation.
Customer specific requirements are integrated fast and easily by using a modular program structure.
No. of send/receiver units8
No. of paths28
Nitrogen consumptionup to 150 Nm³/h
Nitrogen pressuremin. 4 bar(g) above furnace top pressure
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