REFRASENSE”: AN EMBEDDED SENSOR FOR CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF THE THICKNESS OF THE REFRACTORY LINING OF INDUSTRIAL BOILERS, KILNS AND FURNACES
RefraSense is a patented sensor from Greece for live monitoring of the thickness of refractory linings of boilers, furnaces and kilns, evolved from a sensor monitoring the thickness of the heat shield of space capsules. RefraSense continuously monitors the refractory lining and leads to cost-saving by allowing optimum maintenance planning and reduction of risk and energy use, without any need to stop the production process.
Innovations & Advantages
The RefraSense sensor is very thin and easy to install between the refractory bricks or embedded inside the refractory mass (fireclay) during rebuilding of the refractory. It is custom-adapted to each boiler, furnace or other application according to operating conditions and can be adapted to practically any conditions and atmospheres such as oxidative, reducing or corrosive, very high temperatures (for TPS-recession monitoring of space capsules, surface temperatures can reach 3000oC) etc.