Canadian Biomass Magazine

Biomass camera can monitor combustion

April 9, 2013
By Lenox Instrument Company

lenox1April 9, 2013, Trevose, PA - Lenox Instrument Company has released a new air-cooled, high-temperature FireSight Biomass Camera System that provides real-time monitoring of the combustion process inside boilers, furnaces and incinerators that burn renewable biomass fuels.

High-resolution color images allow operators to monitor the conveyance of materials to avoid situations that can put equipment or workers at risk.

The camera can also monitor the fire line position and burn cycle to help achieve maximum burnout of the waste, reduce shut downs and maintenance costs, as well help prevent hot spots.
The camera can view traditional and non-traditional fuel processes, such as municipal waste, agricultural waste and manure.

The FireSight Biomass Camera System is designed to be installed through the wall of the furnace. Its low consumption, compressed air-cooling system and Wall Box Mounting Assembly serves as a protective housing and primary coolant shroud that enables the system to survive in environments up to 3,000°F (1,649ºC).

A light volume control feature allows the operator from the control room to easily adjust the amount of light transmitted to the camera, eliminating bloom and ensuring high image clarity.

 Lenox FireSight Biomass Camera System.


FireSight Biomass Cameras can be supplied with a wide variety of viewing angles and fields of view to match specific application requirements. Optional accessories include an automatic retract system that automatically pulls the Biomass Camera back from inside the boiler should a loss of cooling occur, preventing possible over-temperature damage to the camera lens assembly and a high efficiency compressed air filter system for removing oil, water and particulates providing clean air to the system insuring trouble-free performance and clear viewing. The air filter system uses a self–purging coalescing filter and a pressure differential switch, which may be wired to an alarm, letting the operator know when its time to change the filter elements. High-resolution LCD monitors and a digital video recorder are also available.

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