Boiler Monitoring + Diagnostics
Clyde Industries supplies advanced boiler monitoring and diagnostic technologies that enables plant engineers and operators to monitor internal furnace slagging conditions, heat transfer, and other process information. Our reliable and proven monitoring products include: SMART Sensors, SMART Gauge, Infrared Video Camera, and Infrared Gas Temperature Pyrometer. The Infrared Camera and Infrared Pyrometers can be either portable or fixed.
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SMART Sensor
As part of Clyde Industries' SMART Clean™ system, our intelligent boiler cleaning system, the SMART Sensors™ accurately measure heat flux and tube temperature of a particular furnace wall area. The input from each sensor is forwarded to our SMART Controls™ for processing using especially developed algorithms to determine whether an area is clean or dirty. Only when and where necessary SMART Controls™ then activates the local sootblower, whether it is a water cannon, a water lance or a steam wallblower, therefore eliminating over cleaning and tube leakage. In addition, based on the sensor feedback, suitable cleaning parameters such as blowing pressures and operating speeds will be selected.
SMART Gauges are specialized strain gauges which can be mounted to the hanger rods supporting the superheat and reheat pendants. Through the use of this patented technology, Clyde Industries is able to determine the exact quantity and location of ash deposits. This is achieved so accurately that individual sootblower operations can be selectively initiated and monitored as part of an intelligent sootblowing system.

Core Benefits of SMART Gauge system:

  • Identification, targeting and elimination of large clinkers and outages due to clinker falls
  • Reduce fouling and prevent plugging.
  • Increase heat transfer.
  • Use information to drive intelligent sootblowing, only clean when and where is needed.
  • Reduce steam usage.