Oil & Gas Product News Logo

Thermal imaging camera

Company info

Becker Place
Sycamore, IL
US, 60178

Website:
idealindustries.com

Read more

The IDEAL HeatSeeker 160 features a Class II laser and delivers a higher resolution thermal image (160 x 120, 19,200 pixels) and a two-megapixel visual image for ultra-sharp images in a wide temperature range of 14° F to 482° F with an industry standard accuracy of ±2°C.  Designed for non-contact preventive maintenance, it identifies potential problems before they occur by detecting hot spots on motors, switch gear, processing pipes, compressors and fuse panels. Its broad range of applications also includes energy audits, for example, finding air escaping from HVAC ducts or identification of inefficient heating and cooling transfer. In the data center, the HeatSeeker will pinpoint overheating servers, UPS, cooling systems and PDU before their imminent failure, giving the IT technician needed time to react. 

Key to the success of the HeatSeeker 160 is that it is fully radiometric, meaning it will capture temperature measurements over the entire image. Four cursors, moveable anywhere on the live 3.5" LCD screen, can be selected to identify the hottest and coldest temperatures in real time. 
 
To precisely locate problem areas and give the user a better frame of reference, images may be graphically displayed in adjustable blends of the actual photographic image and the thermal image from 100% thermal to 100% visual.  Sequence image recording up o every hour or by alarm settings.  Also featured is Picture-In-Picture (PIP) technology to display a small area of the image in IR surrounded by the larger image in photographic mode. In addition, images can be marked by voice and text annotations, eliminating the need to carry pen and paper. 
 
Up to 2,000 images can be stored on the HeatSeeker 160's removable 2GB micro SD memory card. The supplied IDEAL ThermalVision 160 software provides the optimal platform for robust analysis, automatic report generation, e-mail sharing and printing. Data points collected in ThermalVision 160 can be used for detailed analysis of potential problems or for monitoring temperature trends over time of the same area, a process made easier by the unit's ability to sequentially record images up to one per hour or by high or low temperature alarms. 
 
Unlike more delicate thermal imagers, the new HeatSeeker 160 is built tough for demanding work environments. It is IP54 rated to resist water and dust, and will withstand drops up to 6.5-feet (2 meters). An LED light is built-in for image capture in poorly-lit environments. It comes with a field replaceable, rechargeable Li-ion battery capable of up to 5 hours of continuous operation.

More from Instrumentation, Systems & Automation

New fingerboard control system from Festo provides enhanced safety, durability

Festo has made the world's first software-driven valve terminal - the VTEM Motion Terminal - the technology core of a new pneumatic fingerboard latching system for drill-rig tublars that offers enhanced safety and durability. This control and monitoring system utilizes the VTEM's intelligent valves to control and monitor the fully locked or completely open position of each latch in lieu of placing electronic sensors and wire harnesses on the fingerboard. 

KROHNE highlights OPTIWAVE radar level transmitters at 2019 ILTA show

KROHNE, Inc. announces it will highlight the OPTIWAVE 5400 and OPTIWAVE 7400 radar level transmitters for liquids in chemical, oil & gas and power industries at the 2019 International Liquid Terminals Association's (ILTA's) Annual Operating Conference & Trade Show, to be held June 3-5, 2019, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston, Texas, Booth 306. Also to be showcased will be the OPTIMASS 2400 twin straight tube Coriolis flowmeter. Experts will be on hand to conduct a demonstration of the OPTIMASS 1400, a cost-effective twin straight tube Coriolis mass flowmeter for a wide range of standard applications with gases and liquids. 

New SIL rated ST80 thermal mass flow meter for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)

Process and plant engineers designing or instrumenting safety integrity systems (SIS) requiring air or gas flow meters will want to discover the new SIL compliant ST80 Series Thermal Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) FCI's ST80 has already been independently evaluated by industry expert exida for compliance and the FMEDA summary is available for review by prospective users.           

Siemens, Chronicle to provide industrial cyber threat protection for energy industry

Siemens and Chronicle, an Alphabet company, today announced a new partnership to protect the energy industry's critical infrastructure from increasingly sophisticated and malicious industrial cyber threats at Spotlight on Innovation, Siemens flagship U.S. technology and innovation conference. Through a unified approach that will leverage Chronicle's Backstory platform and Siemens' strength in industrial cyber security, the combined offering gives energy customers unparalleled visibility across information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) to provide operational insights and confidentially act on threats.

Conduct reliable hydrostatic pressure tests with AMETEK STC XP2i

Within natural gas systems, one of the most important methods to verify the integrity of pipelines is through the hydrostatic pressure test. Designed to test the transmission systems - one of the largest sections in a natural gas system - the hydrostatic test varies on the level of requirements. Depending on local regulations, it may require testing pressure and multiple temperatures in the pipeline for several hours prior to and after a pipe is put into service.

AW-Lake upgrades hazardous area rated flow sensor

AW-Lake Company now offers its HUB-40EX Hazardous Area Rated Flow Sensor with a choice of either sinking or sourcing digital output and a choice of 316 stainless steel or aluminum junction box; or for areas with limited space, a version with no junction box at all.  Compatible with any stainless-steel AW-Lake flow meter, the explosion-proof frequency output sensor is ideal for use in any industry or flow measurement application requiring an explosion-proof sensor such as chemical injection or hydraulic fracturing.

AW-Lake expands Bluetooth products with new flow rate transmitter

AW-Lake adds the RT-50 Flow Rate Transmitter to its Bluetooth Series of Products that support remote monitoring and programming of its flow meters from the convenience of a smartphone.  The FAC-S Analog Output Sensor and FAC-R Frequency to Analog Converter also offer Bluetooth connectivity and analog output options when interfacing with AW-Lake Flow Meters and other instrumentation.  Bluetooth connectivity provides an added convenience for users to monitor and program flow meters from the convenience of a smart device.

  • The RT-50 Battery-Powered Flow Rate Transmitter offers a local and remote display of flow rates in locations where equipment is exposed to different environmental elements.  When operating locally, the transmitter offers a six-digit LCD display that continuously shows either the flow rate or total.   When using Bluetooth connectivity, users can opt to view readings and adjust rate, total, reset, sleep mode, or time on a smart device
  • The FAC-S  Analog Output Sensor is ideal for users of AW-Lake flow meters that want a voltage, current or handheld flow reading.  Mounted directly to a gear or turbine flow meter, the FAC-S Analog Output Sensor provides five user-selectable analog and current outputs including 4-20mA, 0-5V, 1-5V, 0-10V, and 2-.  Using the Bluetooth interface, users can program and watch live flow measurements from the convenience of a smartphone.  The microprocessor-based FAC-S Sensor supports process monitoring, data acquisition and signal conditioning in various industries.
  • A remote version of the FAC-S, the FAC-R Frequency to Analog Converter interfaces with flow meters, tachometers, pumps, motors and linear/rotational encoders to convert sensor frequency to current and analog outputs.  Bluetooth connectivity supports remote programming and flow monitoring from a smartphone.  An economical alternative to a PLC card, the FAC-R is ideal for use in process monitoring, data acquisition and virtually any application when sending an analog signal to a PLC or other control system. 

Why actuators for connected industry run on brushless DC motors

With no need for compressed air, early electric actuators could operate with less sound and less maintenance than the predominant pneumatic actuator. Of course, the standard pneumatic option offered its own apparent benefits - performance in extreme temperatures, for example, and an elegant simplicity. As a result, the flow control industry has stubbornly clung to pneumatic actuators, specifically in the American market, for decades.

free-paper-airplane

Get our newsletter

Learn more

Rotary encoder from Pepperl+Fuchs allows custom configuration

The newly released ENI58PL series incremental rotary encoder from Pepperl+Fuchs offers incredible efficiency for a wide range of applications. IO-Link enables custom configuration, making it possible to commission machinery and equipment even faster. ENI58PL boasts flexible configuration options and a wide range of use cases-from classic industrial applications to special engineering. 

Low-temperature seal and diaphragm options for Swagelok regulators

Swagelok, a provider of fluid system products, assemblies, and services, has announced the release of a new low-temperature seal option. The new seal, a product expansion for the company's RHPS Series pressure regulators line, is designed to maintain a strong seal in cold climates and applications where significant cooling occurs due to high pressure drop. Comprised of low-temperature-resistant nitrile material, these regulator components are ideal for use even in environments with extensive presence of hydrocarbons, such as at large industrial gas suppliers' facilities where climate control may not be an option.

POSITAL adds new communications interface for tilt sensors

POSITAL has added a new communications interface for its innovative Dynamic TILTIX series - making it even easier to use these smart and rugged instruments in mobile machinery and heavy duty construction vehicles. Now available with either CANopen or SAE J1939 interfaces, these acceleration-compensated tilt sensors are able to deliver accurate measurement under the harshest operating conditions, including rapid motions, shock and vibration loadings. 

Honeywell change management software helps increase control system performance

Honeywell announced the latest release of its change management software, offering users across the process industries significant performance and time savings benefits. Honeywell Trace R130 delivers daily snapshots of control system configuration, changes and engineering anomalies that help amplify users' situational awareness, enabling optimization of system management.

Web-based control system sets new standards in process industry

Siemens sets new standards in process automation and is launching an innovative web-based process control system for all industries at the Hannover Messe.  Simatic PCS neo is a brand-new system software, which offers companies in the process industry unique opportunities in the age of digitalization. Main features include global web-based collaboration in engineering and operation and intuitive handling representing all relevant information in a single workbench.

Liquid level for tough chemical service

Dynatrol CL-10GH Liquid Level Detector is the latest addition to the reliable Dynatrol line of high, intermediate and low point level detectors for liquids or slurries. It has no moving parts, floats, diaphragms or packing glands to deteriorate.  Successful applications in the Petroleum Chemical Industry include liquid hydrocarbons: (1) toluene hexane (2) ethanes (3) glycols (4) butadiene.

AW-Lake introduces PCU series of controllers

AW-Lake Company introduces its new PCU Series of Controllers that connect with Vogtlin or any thermal mass flow meter or controller to provide a local display of flow output.  Serving as a single- or multi-channel mass flow controller with up to four channels, the PCU instruments support multiple unit networked operations.   A large, high-contrast backlit display offers easy-to-read views of process variables and programmed setpoints for each connected device on one screen.

Inductive, contactless linear position sensor from Alliance Sensors Group

H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group has released its LV-45 series inductive, contactless linear position sensor using LVIT Technology. The LV-45 linear position sensors are specifically designed for measuring applications requiring rugged devices, whether measuring position of steam turbine valves, mounted in a paper mill head box or calendar roll stand, or outdoors fastened to a building, bridge or structure. The LV-45 series was designed after identifying the wants and needs of engineers in the industrial world, so LV-45 Series linear position sensors can withstand the high vibration and severe shock environment found in steel, aluminum, and paper mills, as well as extremes of temperature and humidity found in most outdoor applications where many other types of linear position sensors cannot survive.

free-magazine-subscription

Get Our Magazine

Paper or Digital delivered monthly to you

Subscribe or Renew Learn more

Schneider Electric partners with Vericlave to strengthen customers' cyber posture

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has entered into a global partnership with Vericlave, a leading cybersecurity technology provider. Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will provide Vericlave's advanced encryption technology to further secure and protect its customers' critical IT and OT systems from the risk of cyberattack.

INOR announces IPAQ C/R330 universal temperature transmitter

INOR Process AB announces the INOR IPAQ C/R330 universal temperature transmitter, a modern, isolated, universal temperature transmitter developed for maximum flexibility, accuracy and reliability. Compatible with RTD and thermocouple sensors, Ω and mV inputs, the IPAQ C/R330's robust design offers high vibration resistance and noise immunity, guaranteeing reliable and accurate operation under the most demanding conditions.

INOR Connect app makes configuring signal converter easy

INOR Process AB announces a whole new way to configure and monitor temperature transmitters without supply voltage and cables. Operators can connect to the transmitter with a smartphone or tablet using near-field communication (NFC) or Bluetooth and configure through the new INOR Connect app. Using wireless communication means operators never need to remove the signal converter from the process. Now available are the INOR 330 series temperature transmitters, and the INOR 530 series, fully compatible with HART 7.

New United Electric Controls gas detector offers carbon monoxide monitoring and flexible mounting

United Electric Controls, a producer of safety, alarm and shutdown technology, has announced that it has added carbon monoxide (CO) to the list of gases detected by the latest Vanguard WirelessHART gas detector.  Vanguard version 1.2 also includes new mounting flexibility and a variety of other features that enhance installation, configurability and maintainability.

Flashing sounders from Pfannenberg ideal for fixed gas detection

Pfannenberg, a global manufacturer of thermal management and signaling technologies, highlights the availability of rugged PATROL Series Flashing Sounders for fixed gas detection alarming. Designed to alert personnel of an evacuation when there is presence of hazardous gas, these combined signaling products increase safety when used with ammonia (NH3), carbon dioxide (CO2), freon (R22), methane (CH4), or chlorine (CL2) gas monitoring systems in energy generation, wastewater treatment, landfill applications, food and beverage manufacturing, refrigeration, gas production, agricultural chemical use and storage, and other industrial applications.

ST80 thermal mass flow meter launches with adaptive sensing technology

With the launch of its state-of-the-art ST80 Series Thermal Mass Flow Meter featuring breakthrough Adaptive Sensor Technology (AST), the process industry's air/gas flow measurement bar has been reset higher again for rangeability, accuracy, extended service life, reliability and application-matched solutions by Fluid Components International (FCI).

free-paper-airplane

Get our newsletter

Learn more

Winters’ PEM now available with vibration dampening solution

The PEM-ZR Economy StabiliZR gauge is now available from Winters. The StabiliZR version of the PEM economy gauges is available in 1.5" (40mm) to 4" (100mm) dial sizes, bottom and back connections from 1/8" to 1/4" NPT and ranges from vacuum to 5,000 psi/kPa. PEM-ZR is a general purpose gauge for plumbing, hydraulic and other applications where pulsation and vibration are present.

Siemens showcases smart solutions for industry-specific implementation of Industrie 4.0

Siemens will be placing smart solutions for the industry-specific implementation of Industrie 4.0 at the heart of its Hannover Messe 2019 presentation under the banner "Digital Enterprise - Thinking industry further!" Over an exhibition space of around 4,000 square meters in Hall 9, Siemens will be showcasing these solutions with an array of new additions to its Digital Enterprise offering designed to enable the digital transformation of the discrete and process industries. 

FLIR launches industry-first high-definition handheld cooled optical gas imaging camera for oil and gas inspection professionals

FLIR Systems, Inc. has introduced what it calls the industry's first high-definition (HD), handheld optical gas imaging (OGI) camera, the FLIR GF620. Designed for oil and gas industry professionals, the GF620 camera sets a new standard for detecting and visualizing invisible leaks of hydrocarbons, such as methane, and common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). With four times the pixels of previous models, the HD resolution GF620 helps inspectors survey for fugitive hydrocarbon emissions from further, safer distances than possible with lower-resolution OGI cameras. 

Digital transformation has tangible benefits for businesses and organizations: Schneider Electric study

Schneider Electric has released the Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report 2019, presenting concrete evidence of the power of digitization across the spectrum of global industry, commerce and the public sector. This evidence takes the form of deep, quantifiable, business benefits derived from a repository of 230 customer projects Schneider Electric completed in the last five years across 41 countries - all employing the company's architecture and platform, EcoStruxure.

FLIR launches Its first uncooled methane gas detection camera

The FLIR GF77 Gas Find IR is FLIR Systems, Inc.'s first uncooled thermal camera designed for detecting methane. This handheld camera offers inspection professionals the features they need to find potentially dangerous, invisible methane leaks at natural gas power plants, renewable energy production facilities, industrial plants, and other locations along a natural gas supply chain. The GF77 provides methane gas detection capability at roughly half the price of cooled gas inspection thermal cameras, to empower the oil and gas industry to reduce emissions and ensure a safer work environment.  

Bedrock Automation and Wood partner to advance Open Secure Automation

Bedrock Automation, the maker of the world's most secure open industrial control system (ICS), has established a partnership agreement with Wood, a globally recognized integration provider.  Under the agreement, Wood's automation and control group will deliver Bedrock Open Secure Automation (OSA) to its clients in energy and industrial markets. Wood has active membership in The Open Process Automation Forum, which is focused on the development of a standards-based, open, secure, interoperable process control architecture. 

Wireless gas detectors gain an edge with rising adoption of internet of things technologies

The rising interconnectivity among devices in industries is opening up the market for wireless gas sensors. These sensors can be installed in smartphones and are designed to support Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, near-field communication, and other wireless connections. Their portability, low power requirements, and high-performance potential make them ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, especially in critical and hard-to-reach areas in mining and oil & gas. With further improvements in battery life, ruggedness, form factor, and standardization, wireless gas sensors will find a wider application and revenue-generation potential.

Turbimax from Endress+Hauser delivers robust turbidity measuring in industrial applications

The new Turbimax CUS50D from Endress+Hauser is a highly reliable absorption style sensor for measuring turbidity and suspended solids measurement in hostile environments. It has a robust polymer measuring surface ideal for aggressive media including salt water. The unique dual path length design (5 & 10 mm) ensures effective measurements through a large range of applications including very dark liquids and sludges. This special measuring surface minimizes the risk of dirt accumulating and any surface contamination can be eliminated by the sensor's optional air cleaning system. 

free-magazine-subscription

Get Our Magazine

Paper or Digital delivered monthly to you

Subscribe or Renew Learn more