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Heating medium absorption and emission as factors in thermographic investigations of petrochemical furnaces
Author(s): P. Pregowski; G. Goleniewski; W. Komosa; W. Korytkowski; Sl. Zwolenik
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the current state of our efforts to increase efficiency of petrochemical plant with using spectral-band dynamic IR radiation thermometry. Depending on the type of investigations i.e. studying tubes' temperature, what is the most typical and important case or studying energetic and dynamic features of the flames and flue gases, different narrow-band optical filters and research procedures have to be applied. To perform both type of these measurements we modernized commercial PtSi FPA camera and software to process various sequences of thermal images. Two of results are highlighted: possibilities to increase tube' temperature measurements confident and reliability due to minimization of errors going from mostly fluctuating reflections of surrounding heat sources and self-emissions of heating medium between tube and camera, as well as a new diagnostic potential of the images of chosen gases features, for comparative investigations in particular. Case histories, some challenges and limitations during elaborated method application have also been addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7299, Thermosense XXXI, 72990F (22 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820837
Show Author Affiliations
P. Pregowski, PIRS Pregowski Infrared Services (Poland)
G. Goleniewski, PKN ORLEN S.A. (Poland)
W. Komosa, PKN ORLEN S.A. (Poland)
W. Korytkowski, PKN ORLEN S.A. (Poland)
Sl. Zwolenik, neoVISION (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7299:
Thermosense XXXI
Douglas D. Burleigh; Ralph B. Dinwiddie, Editor(s)

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