: Non-invasive temperature is a revolution for plant operators both for existing plants and future new facilities. For existing plants, the primary benefit is in getting a reliable and responsive temperature measurement without having to shut down the process.
Every plant process engineer, maintenance engineer and plant manager knows the benefit of being able to measure temperature accurately without having to engineer and install a thermowell. Such a sensor could be used to optimize controls on heat exchangers, prevent pumps being destroyed by quickly detecting when a pump runs dry, detect pumps that could overheat and damage the quality of products, troubleshoot or even predict plugging of process lines and many other typical operational issues. For all these cases and more, a sensor is needed that rivals the performance of a thermowell, built on the same reliable hardware and that easily integrates into their existing control systems.
For future facilities, our non-invasive approach to temperature measurement simplifies engineering temperature points and dramatically reduces the capital expenditure costs. A typical project has hundreds of temperature measurement points that have to be individually engineered to satisfy a range of criteria, including ensuring the correct lengths of thermowells are used, the correct material is selected, the structures can withstand the process conditions, and that the flanges and connectors are correctly specified. This results in significant cost, engineering effort and increases the chance of error.
With our non-invasive approach, the majority of these measurement points can be covered by a single variant of the sensor.
In essence, our customers’ piping becomes the thermowell and temperature points can be added at the last stage of the project with little to no engineering requirement.