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Inspect steam reformers and catalyst tubes with infrared thermography

02.01.2014  |  James, S.,  Thermal Diagnostics, San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago

Keywords: [Infrared thermography] [steam reformer] [catalyst tube] [hydrogen] [furnace] [infrared pyrometer ]

Infrared thermography is a useful inspection tool to help locate problems in steam reformers while the units are online and fired. There are three main areas in a reformer that can be efficiently inspected with thermography. While there are common and codified inspection and diagnostic practices used in the industry today, some of these practices are unknowingly wrong and may have a large impact on the data collected over the years.

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