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TitleAccurate infrared temperature measurement in reformers
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsSaunders, P.
Conference NameAmmonia Plant Safety and Related Facilities
Date Published2005
KeywordsDecision making, Error analysis, Infrared radiation, Infrared temperature measurement, Infrared thermometers, Reforming reactions, Risk assessment, Temperature measurement, Thermometers, Uncertainty analysis
AbstractAn overview of the methodology for measuring tube skin temperatures in reformers using infrared techniques is presented. The major sources of error are examined and advice is given on how best to avoid or correct for these errors. An uncertainty analysis is also given, providing the means for reformer operators to assess the risks associated with decisions based on the results of temperature measurements. Maintenance and calibration of infrared thermometers is discussed.

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