ThermalSpection™ CVM system

The ThermalSpection™ Critical Vessel Monitoring system  is a turn-key solution for monitoring critical vessels, such as gasifier skin temperature.

ThermalSpection™ Critical Vessel Monitoring system Labeled View
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Critical vessels in the chemicals, refining and power industries operate at high temperature and pressure and are at risk of failure as joints and refractory degrade. The consequences of undetected failures can be very serious. The ThermalSpection CVM system uses non-contact thermal imaging to provide real-time, continuous, automated fault detection and monitoring for your most critical assets.

Features include

  • Early fault detection to reduce risk, emergencies and unplanned outages
  • Continuous, automated monitoring
  • Easy integration into existing plant DCS and data historian
  • Designed for hazardous area installations (ATEX, Class I Div 2)
  • Auto “Hot Spot” Tracking Feature
  • HTML visualization displays for broadcast on plant intranet
  • Data Historian archive
  • OPC/Modbus interface
  • Optional integration with OSIsoft’s PI database system



Technical Data


MC320 IR Camera


320 x 240 Uncooled Focal Plane Array (Microbolometer)

Temperature and Spectral Range -40 to 120 °C and 50 to 500 °C; High Temperature Options Available
Measurement Accuracy ±2% of Reading or 2 °C

Field of View

21° (H) x 16° (V), 53° (H) x 40° (V), or 75° (H) x 56° (V)

Focus Range 30 cm to Infinity
Spectral Band 8.0 to 14.0 μm
Image Update Rate Up to 60 Frames/sec
Sensitivity/NETD 0.06 °C @ 30 °C
A/D Resolution 16 bit
Physical Characteristics 

8.5” (H) x 29” (L) x 10.6”

(OD - Excluding Projections)

Weight Approximately 60 lbs
Operating Temperature -15 °C to 75 °C
Storage Temperature -40 °C to 70 °C
Shock Resilience 30G (IEC60068-2-29/JIS C 0042)
Vibration Resilience 3G (IEC60068-2-6/JIS C 0040)

Gigabit Ethernet

Online Thermal Image Processing Software 


In run mode, the screen displays a live thermal image in 256 colors. Images can also be frozen.

Remote Camera Control Functionality Select the camera type, mode, range, temperature scale and lens. Also allows adjustments to be made for focusing, emissivity, ambient calibration, and percentage of transmission loss.

Real-time Image and Data Acquisition

Large amounts of data can be captured at a user-adjustable rate.

Multiple Regions of Interest (ROIs) Process and compute the minimum, maximum, and average temperatures for up to 32 Regions of Interest defined in a variety of shapes.

Multiple Color Palettes

Flexibility for optimal image clarity.

Off-Line Analysis Replay and analyze image sequence files that have been previously captured and saved to disk.
Power Supply 12 Volt DC, 24 Watts (Power Supply Included)
ATEX and Class I, Div 2 Includes IR Transparent Window, interface connections, power termination strip, vortex air cooler with thermostat control or optional heater with thermostat control

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