It is not always possible to view the combustion chamber of waste incinerators through an observation window. Since fuel does not have a consistent quality and can vary over a short period, it is essential to observe the combustion chamber all the way through to the burn-off zone. OptoPrecision offers compact camera systems that deliver images from the inside of the furnace to the control room.
Our products for waste incinerators
We offer compact air-cooled probes and endoscopic cameras for the observation of the combustion chamber, the grate run (burn-off) and the boiler. In addition, we offer portable systems that can be used for inspections.
Coal-fired power stations are under a great deal of pressure to be efficient. Therefore, it is very important to achieve the optimum performance from the burner and heat exchanger. OptoPrecision provide camera systems for optimising the burner by monitoring an image of the flame. Plus, our camera systems are able to spot scoria on the heat exchanger. Also for this purpose, a portable system can be used. In addition, we offer an on-site service and the rental of portable systems.
Our products for energy producer
For inspection tasks we offer portable endoscopic systems that provides a wide viewing angle and a selection of different view directions. For continuous monitoring, such as the observation of the flame, we recommend the air-cooled combustion chamber camera or the endoscopic probe.
Clips for illustration
View into combustion chamber of a coal burner
Coal combustion process, taken with the 70-mm camera-system HTE-070S at temperatures between 800° and 1.200° C. With the camera, it is easy to see how the shred coal is blown into the combustion chamber. Thus, if there appears any malfunction with the burner the staff can take appropriate action. Also, as a result of constant observing, the process parameters can be controlled in an optimal way. The HTE-070S can operate at temperatures up to 2.000° C, for example, in the glass industry.
View into oil combustion chamber of a combined heat and power plant
Oil combustion process, taken with the 70-mm camera-system HTE-070S at temperatures between 800° and 1.200° C. The shoot shows clearly how the combustion process is “fired” by igniting the injected oil mist. With the combustion chamber camera, you can observe and control the flames. Especially in oil burning it is very important to prevent an oil buildup at the bottom of the chamber as this can lead to uncontrolled, severe firing. In case of irregular flames the staff can take prompt appropriate action.
View into waste incineration
Waste incineration, taken with the 70-mm camera-system HTE-070S at temperatures between 800° and 1.200° C. Due to the very different waste parts which can be partially bulky and flame resistant, a blockage of the furnace chamber needs to be avoided. Furthermore, staff can pay attention to a continuous high heating value of the residual waste. Too low heating values can lead to toxic gases. To guarantee a steady high heating value wastepaper or wood from bulky waste are intermixed to the residual waste so it gets more flammable. Using the combustion chamber camera can provide constant monitoring of the burning process so it can be efficiently being regulated.
Mobile inspection of heat exchanger surfaces
At this mobile inspection with the portable 38-mm camera-system HTE-038P, you can see a camera panning along the surface of the heat exchanger inside the combustion chamber. It can be easily checked for its condition and possible scaling. Scaling reduces the degree of efficiency so the surfaces are frequently cleaned by compressed air. By using the portable endoscopic camera, you can operate very flexible and temporarily with just short interruption times for maintenance and damages assessment.
As well as the HTE-070S this portable model can be used at temperatures up to 2.000° C.