NIR-B 3XR - HPI - Reformer & Cracker Tube Furnace Thermal Imaging System

AMETEK Land NIR-B 3XR
An infrared thermal imaging solution offering continuous, short-wavelength, 24/7 temperature monitoring for steam reformer and Ethylene cracker tube furnaces.
  • Overview +


    NIR Borescope (NIR-B) 3XR is a radiometric infrared imaging camera optimised for continuous temperature measurements in steam reformer and cracker tube furnaces. 

    Using the proven technology of AMETEK Land’s advanced NIR thermal imager, NIR-B 3XR offers highly accurate measurements of high temperatures, enabling process control optimisation, energy efficiency savings and prolonging the lifetime of the reformer tubes. 
     
    Producing real-time thermal data from 307,200 points across the high-resolution visual image, the imager connects to a PC running dedicated LIPS NIR processing software for accurate data analysis and long-term trending. 
     
    By providing a wide temperature measurement range of 600 – 1800 °C (1112 – 3272 oF), NIR-B 3XR provides the hydrocarbon processing industry a highly flexible imaging solution for the unique process conditions of reformer and cracker tube furnaces. 
     
    PRECISION FURNACE CONTROL  
    By using a short wavelength to minimise emissivity errors, accurate, continuous temperature profiling is assured, for maximum furnace control. Uneven heating can be visualised and, during start-up phases, any burners not operating correctly can be clearly identified. 
     
    SINGLE, WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE 
    The single temperature range and wide dynamic range imaging technology are ideal for applications with high-differential temperatures in the field-of-view.  High-resolution imaging and a 90° field-of-view allows multiple reformer or cracker tubes to be monitored simultaneously. 
     
    ATEX LogoHAZARDOUS AREA COMPLIANT 
    The NIR-B 3XR is ATEX and IECEx approved to Ex nA IIC T4 Gc for use in Zone 2 gas atmospheres, and CSA Certified for US and Canada to Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D T4. A three-year warranty guarantees reliability. 
     

    The NIR-B 3XR is AMETEK Land’s optimised solution for thermal imaging in reformer and cracker tube furnaces.

    CASE STUDY 
    Borescope Increases Know-How by Continuously Measuring Temperature of Tube Walls for Air LiquideBorescope Increases Know-How by Continuously Measuring Temperature of Tube Walls for Air Liquide
    Air Liquide, the world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, has implemented AMETEK Land’s Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) 3XR, an enhanced thermal imager, and now is gaining in know-how by continuously measuring temperature of tube walls within its steam methane reformers (SMR). Read More >

    ENGINEERING BRIEF
    Fixed Thermal Imaging Enhances Hydrogen Steam Reforming SafetyFixed Thermal Imaging Enhances Hydrogen Steam Reforming Safety

    The worldwide growth of hydrogen generation is driving the increased use of steam methane reformers, and the desire to make the process as productive as possible. The Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) 3XR delivers continuous temperature measurement and furnace optimization and monitoring. Read More >
     
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  • Software +

    • AMETEK Land Software - I/O Manager
      I/O Manager

      An easy-to-use software utility enabling users to integrate input/output (I/O) hardware modules with AMETEK Land image processing packages. Easy to use utility for configuring various I/O channels and mapping them to Land Thermal imaging and SPOT Pyrometer devices.

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    • AMETEK Land Software - Land Image Processing System (LIPS)
      Land Image Processing System (LIPS)

      A Windows PC software system for thermal analysis of data from our ARC, NIR, NIR-B, FTI-E and FTI-EB thermal imager ranges. Enables configuration of imager, display properties and temperature analysis options.

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    • AMETEK Land Software - Land Camera Viewer / Viewer +
      Land Camera Viewer / Viewer +

      Free software download enabling visualisation of thermal data produced by ARC, NIR, NIR-B and NIR-B 3XR infrared cameras. Easy to use interface with simple configuration choices.

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  • Specifications +


    Measurement Range
    600 to 1800 °C / 1112 to 3272 °F
    Spectral Response 0.85 to 1.05 µm
    Frame Rate 7.5 fps (100M Ethernet)
    Image Pixels 640 x 480
    Accuracy 1.0 % Celsius
    Sealing IP 65 (when connections mated/fitted with caps)
    Repeatability 1 °C
    Data Out Digital data over 100M Ethernet (M12, 8 pin)
    Software Complete Land Image Processing Software (LIPS) package for Windows
    Standard Accessories Field Connection Box (ExHazloc) and cables (10 m, 25 m or 50 m),
    software, water cooled/purged mounting and tube
    Field of View (Horizontal) 90°
    Focus Range 1000 mm to infinity
    Probe Length 305, 609 or 914 mm (12”, 24” or 36”)
    Probe Diameter 57 mm (2.24 in.) max.
    Mountings Choice of 3” ANSI 150 RF Flange & Gasket or PN16 DN80 Flange & Gasket
    with a 12” standpipe
    Dimensions 254 x 560 x 717 mm (or 1021 mm or 1326 mm)
    10” x 22” x 32” (or 44” or 56”)
    Power Rating 21.6 - 26.4 V dc, 0.6 A
    Weight < 25 kg (for 609 mm / 24” version)
    Hazardous Area Certification
    EX Borescopes
    ATEX Logo EX NIR-B WG1: Ex nA IIC T4 Gc Tamb=-20 °C to +55 °C
    (ATEX certificate: CML 15ATEX4086X / IECEx certificate: IECEx CML 15.0042X)
    EX NIR-B WG2: Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D; T4 Tamb=-20 °C to +60 °C
    (CSA certificate for US and Canada: 70080206)
    Field Connection Boxes ATEX Logo EX FCB 31: Ex nA nC [op-is Ga] IIC T4 Gc Tamb=-25 °C to +54 °C
    (ATEX certificate: CML 15ATEX4085X)
    EX FCB 32: Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D; T4 Tamb=-25 °C to +50 °C
    (CSA certificate for US and Canada: 70052791)
    MARCOM0377
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