Stove Dome and Blast Furnace
Temperature measurement and control are required for maintaining correct operation of the blast furnace. Stove domes contain the gases used to heat the blast furnaces and also house the waste gases. These gases can reach temperatures up to 2600 °C and are extremely volatile.
Historically, manufacturers have used expensive thermocouples to measure the air and refractory wall temperature, but thermocouples degrade and fail frequently under the harsh conditions.
LumaSense’s cooled and purged instrument enclosures provide the highest level of protection in the industry. In comparison to thermocouples, LumaSense’s thermal imagers and pyrometers will last longer and provide reliable and accurate measurements. These solutions are made specifically to withstand the extremely harsh environments found in the steel industry.
For refractory or wall measurement, the MIKRON MC320 Series’s accuracy and 76,800 points of measurement allow operators to detect the smallest refractory breaks before they cause costly downtime. LumaSense’s FurnaceSpection system solution can be used for through-flame temperature measurements.