Infrared Temperature Sensor Optris CTlaser F2/F6 for Temperature Measurement of CO Flame Gas
The Optris CTlaser F2 and F6 models of infrared thermometers are specifically designed for the temperature measurement of CO2 and CO flames. Operating in a carefully selected part of the infrared spectrum allows the sensor to measure the temperature reliably. With a scalable temperature range and precise spectral range of 4.64 µm, these thermometers offer exceptional performance.
The Optris temperature sensor boasts an impressive optical resolution of 45:1, ensuring accurate readings even from a distance. Its system accuracy of ±1% at Tamb= 23 ± 5°C and excellent repeatability of ±0.5% or ±0.5°C at Tamb = 23 ± 5°C guarantee reliable and consistent results.
Featuring a temperature resolution of 0.1 K and a rapid exposure time of 10 ms, the CTlaser F2/F6 provides swift and precise measurements. The adjustable emissivity and transmissivity/gain settings, programmable via keys or software, allow for customisation to suit specific requirements.
The thermometer for flame sensor management offers versatile signal processing options, including peak hold, valley hold, average, and extended hold functions with threshold and hysteresis. This ensures flexibility in capturing and analysing temperature data.
Built to withstand challenging environments, the CTlaser sensor is rated IP65 (NEMA-4) for protection against dust and water. Its robust design allows for reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -20°C to 85°C (sensing head) and -20°C to 85°C (electronics).
With various output options such as analogue (0/4 – 20 mA, 0 – 5/10 V, thermocouple J, K), alarm (24 V / 50 mA), and digital interfaces (USB, RS232, RS485, Modbus RTU, Profibus DP, Ethernet), the CTlaser F6 provides seamless integration into existing systems.
This infrared thermometer comes with programmable functional inputs for external emissivity adjustment, ambient temperature compensation, and trigger functions. It also offers different cable lengths, including 3 m (standard), 8 m, and 15 m, for convenient installation.
Powered by 8-36 V DC and featuring a low current draw of max. 160 mA, the CTlaser F6 is energy-efficient and can be controlled via an electronic box or software. Additionally, the built-in 635 nm laser with ON/OFF functionality provides easy targeting and alignment.
With its exceptional accuracy, adaptability, and robustness, the Optris CTlaser F6 is the ideal infrared thermometer for precise flame temperature measurement in demanding industrial environments.
The Optris CTlaser F2/F6 dual laser sensors offer a greater degree of flexibility in available options. The electronics are housed in a remote enclosure with a selection of output and digital interface options.
The electronic box also includes its own digital LCD display showing temperature and alarm conditions. All configuration options are set via the front panel removing the need to use a PC to configure the pyrometer. Shorter wavelength versions are also available specifically designed for use with metals, glass and plastic films. All Optris CTlaser pyrometers come with a choice of optics to best suit your requirement.
The Optris Compact Connect temperature analysis software has been developed specifically for the extensive documentation and analysis of temperature measurement data of our stationary infrared thermometers. The software is license-free and included in every pyrometer shipment.
The infrared thermometer Optris CTlaser F6/F2 has been designed for temperature measurement of CO2 flame gases.
Due to its special spectral range of 4.64 µm the high-performance pyrometer allows for temperature measurement of combustion gases in temperatures of up to 1,650°C and delivers reliable measurement data in e.g. garbage incineration facilities or in different processes in chemical reactors.
How is Flame Temperature Measured?
Flame temperature is typically measured using a device called a pyrometer or an optical sensor. Pyrometers are specifically designed to measure high temperatures, including those of flames. There are two common types of pyrometers used for flame temperature measurement:
- Contact Pyrometers: These pyrometers require physical contact with the flame to measure its temperature. They usually consist of a probe or thermocouple that is inserted into the flame. The probe measures the heat generated by the flame and converts it into a temperature reading. Contact pyrometers provide accurate temperature measurements but may be limited by the need for direct access to the flame.
- Non-contact Pyrometers: Non-contact pyrometers, also known as infrared pyrometers or radiation thermometers, measure flame temperature from a distance without making direct contact. They work based on the principle of capturing and analysing the infrared radiation emitted by the flame. These pyrometers use optical sensors to detect the radiation and convert it into temperature readings. Non-contact pyrometers offer the advantage of measuring flame temperature remotely, making them suitable for applications where direct access to the flame is challenging or unsafe.
Both contact and non-contact pyrometers are used in various industries, such as manufacturing, metallurgy, combustion research, and fire safety, to accurately measure flame temperature for process control, optimisation, and safety purposes. The selection of the appropriate pyrometer depends on the specific requirements and conditions of the flame measurement application.