Lenox Instrument Co. announced its new FireSight Thermal Imaging Camera System designed specifically to provide clear, real-time monitoring and accurate, noncontact temperature measurement through combustion flames. Temperature data are transmitted from 110,000 individual temperature points via a high-speed digital connection.

Designed to be installed through a small opening in the combustion chamber wall, the high-resolution camera and lens tube employs efficient water-cooling and integrated air-purging to keep the optics clear of debris and enable operation in high-temperature furnace environments. The camera includes image processing software that can control or monitor up to four imaging cameras and allows high-resolution images and data to be viewed, manipulated, recorded, and archived. The software can also remotely control the camera(s). It also features automatic storage of images and video on triggered measurement or high/low alarm conditions with optional analog signals or alarm outputs to a programmable logic controller or distributed control system.

Infrared furnace camera accessories include an automatic retract system that pulls the camera back on loss of water cooling or air, a monitoring station to provide a local point of connection and status monitoring of coolant flow, purge air pressure, and electrical connections. A control processor provides connection to a wide range of industrial interfaces (TCP/IP protocol, OPC, analog signals, or alarm outputs). (www.lenoxinst.com)