Adding sensors and analytical capabilities can help plants get a handle on early fouling or loss of heat transfer in heat exchangers. Wireless sensors gather data that can be used to improve performance, cut costs and reduce energy consumption.
Aside from simple blending processes, most chemical processes involve a temperature change in one way or another. For example, products may need to be heated to facilitate a reaction, or cooled to control reaction rate. Many of these applications involve using a heat exchanger to add or remove heat from the process fluid.
The use of optical fiber for temperature sensing is expanding beyond safety applications. Optical sensors are replacing spot sampling in implementations that require accurate heat measurement and control.
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Within process manufacturing, temperature is one of the primary considerations in reactions and product separation. There are not many processes where temperature is not a significant factor in controlling product quality.
Some applications use a modular approach to temperature sensing while others must be built from scratch. Fortunately, there is no shortage of temperature sensor options to solve even the most complex problems.
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Duct-mounted EE850 measures CO2 concentration up to 10,000 ppm (1 percent) as well as relative humidity and temperature. Suited for use as process control, the three-in-one sensor has a dewpoint temperature and a passive temperature output.
Pac Series allows users to select among 18 sensors models for the detection of up to 33 gases. The monitors can detect standard gases such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide and oxygen as well as special gases such as ozone, phosgene and nitrogen dioxide.
Thermal imagers can help heat processors save time and money by thermally profiling their equipment and processes. The infrared images show the surface temperatures of whatever you view through the camera lens, letting you check the effectiveness of heat transfer and identify hot spots.
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