LumaSense Introduces the PULSAR 4 for Condition Based Monitoring of Petrochemical Combustion Vessels
LumaSense Technologies, Inc.® introduced its next generation petrochemical infrared sensor, the PULSAR 4 today at ADIPEC 2014, one of the world’s largest Oil & Gas shows. With installations at over 550 petrochemical facilities worldwide, the PULSAR 4 is LumaSense’s latest addition to its E2T line of petrochemical infrared sensors.
Oil & Gas operations are heavily dependent on combustion based processes to supply the world’s growing energy needs. The PULSAR 4 is intended for monitoring the Refractory and Gas temperatures inside Sulfur Recovery Units, Sulfur Burners, and Thermal Oxidizer Furnaces frequently found at these facilities.
“Any one of these vessels can force a shut down that will cost $1M or more per day”, said LumaSense CEO, Steve Abely. “Unplanned downtime eats into planned profits, whereas increasing uptime increases profit. The PULSAR 4 is a condition based maintenance system to protect refinery profits”, continued Abely.
The PULSAR 4 is an explosion proof infrared thermometer (pyrometer) with the ability to see through flames and simultaneously deliver the Refractory Temperature and Gas Temperature with precision to 0.3 °C and a range of 350° to 2000° C. The PULSAR 4 Advanced features LumaSense’s proprietary Smart Flame Measurement Algorithm (Smart FMATM) which accounts for flame transparency that can affect the temperature readings for a more precise view of activity inside these vessels. LumaSense’s updated and powerful InfraWin software interprets the data from the PULSAR 4 for analysis inside the control room.
“Our Smart FMATM technology, serviceability, and long standing relationships with major producers is what separates the PULSAR 4 from the rest”, said E2T product manager David Ducharme.
Customers with PULSAR II and III can leverage their existing infrastructure to upgrade these units to the new PULSAR 4 and its advanced capabilities.
The new PULSAR 4 can be viewed at ADIPEC 2014, at the LumaSense booth HV 135, an outdoor pavilion on the fairgrounds. With over 60,000 attendees and 1600 companies exhibiting, ADIPEC 2014 is one of the world’s largest Oil & Gas shows. Also based in Abu Dhabi is AIMS, a leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and the Middle East distribution partner for LumaSense products in the region.