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New petrochemical infrared sensor for sulphur recovery from LumaSense

LumaSense Technologies has introduced its next generation petrochemical infrared sensor, the Pulsar 4 for optimisation of sulphur recovery processes.

The Pulsar 4 is LumaSense’s latest addition to its E2T line of petrochemical infrared sensors.

Oil and 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 sulphur recovery units, sulphur burner furnaces, and thermal oxidiser furnaces frequently found at these facilities.

‘Any one of these vessels can force a shut down that will cost $1 million or more per day,’ says 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,’ he continues.

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°C to 2,000°C.

The sensor features LumaSense’s proprietary smart flame measurement algorithm (Smart FMA) which accounts for flame transparency that can affect the temperature readings for a more precise view of activity inside these vessels.

LumaSense’s updated InfraWin software interprets the data from the Pulsar 4 for analysis inside control room.

Pulsar II and III users can leverage their existing infrastructure to upgrade these units to the new Pulsar 4.