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How the Incineration Industry Benefits from Temperature Sensors

The incineration industry relies on several tools to effectively dispose of waste. Incineration facilities combust several substances housed in municipal solid and hazardous waste items.

The incineration industry relies on several tools to effectively dispose of waste. Incineration facilities combust several substances housed in municipal solid and hazardous waste items. To do so, it follows these general steps:

  • Storing waste and preparing for feeding
  • Causing combustion in the furnace, producing the hot gases and ash residue necessary for waste disposal
  • Temperature reduction
  • Treating cooled gas to remove air pollutants and eliminating residuals
  • Dispersing treated gas to the atmosphere through an induced-draft fan and stack

You’ll notice that several of these stages involve raising and lowering temperatures. Thus, incineration facilities require temperature sensors to ensure they do their jobs effectively. 

Temperature sensor incineration applications provide several benefits to incinerator facilities. Without these items, you can’t adequately gauge temperatures for your work.

Temperature Sensors are Adaptable 

Traditionally, the incineration industry relied on high-temperature incineration to remove waste. This burn pile moves along a conveyor to the combustion chamber. 

However, many risks affect this pile on its way to the combustion chamber. Sometimes, these piles develop a hot spot on the conveyor. This hotspot could cause combustion before the incineration load reaches the combustion chamber.

That’s why incineration facilities need a way to measure their burn pile’s temperature without touching the pile. Luckily, there’s a solution! Temperature monitoring technology can gauge the contact temperature of the load on the conveyor. 

This way, you can see if the pile is at risk of burning. These sensors are also very durable. They can withstand the high temperatures they encounter in your facility.

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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

The above model represents the traditional approach to incinerating waste. However, that approach is undergoing some changes. 

Many businesses want to reduce their carbon footprint. This movement includes the incineration industry. So, many companies have adopted a waste-to-energy approach for removing waste. 

Waste-to-energy processes convert waste into a useable fuel using a system called “gasification.” This process uses a thermo-chemical reaction that converts waste into synthetic fuel. 

This way, the industry can continue to dispose of waste. But, now, the waste will become practical instead of lying in a landfill. 

The trouble is, the waste-to-energy system still needs incineration to create its fuel. So, facilities that use this process still need a tool to measure temperatures.

Luckily, those tools exist. Our temperature monitoring tools have the durability you need for your waste-to-energy system. They can still measure temperatures, even in this new environment. 

This feature makes these products highly adaptable. You can use them for several types of incineration work!

Saving Money with Temperature Sensors

Incineration facilities use many methods to ensure they have the proper combustion conditions. It turns out combustion chambers have specific needs to ensure they burn their loads efficiently. 

What are some things that comprise efficient combustion? Some of those factors include:

  • Steady waste-feed supply rate
  • Combustion-air flows

Other things can also cause inefficient combustion. For example, your burning may have a temperature too low for a burn pile. If that happens, it can lead to a weak burn. 

Why do these things matter to your business? One reason is that they cost extra money. 

Insufficient burns for your load require you to start another combustion. However, each time you use your combustion gases costs lots of money. These lacking burns too often can cause significant problems for your finances. 

So, how can you prevent insufficient combustion? We recommend using temperature sensors to monitor your chamber. This way, you can boost the efficiency of your combustions. 

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Preventing Furnaces From Heating Too Much

Two primary things affect the efficiency of your combustion chamber. The first factor is the design of your furnace. Typically, this involves sizing your furnace to fit the loads you’d convey to the combustion area. 

The other factor that affects your efficiency is your heat input. If left unmonitored, your heat input could be too high for a load. This input causes several issues. 

Too much heat often causes your chamber to output more emissions. These extra emissions damage the environment. They also make your attempts to lower your carbon footprint less effective. 

Sometimes, your furnace temperature also increases because of its small size. A furnace that is too small for its loads intensifies the heat in your combustion.

So, your facility needs the best design and operation for a furnace. This design must include attention to incineration temperature. 

Fortunately, there is a way to monitor this temperature. Using the best temperature sensors can help you regulate your combustion chamber temperature. 

These devices can do this by measuring the temperatures in the combustion process. You can monitor the contact temperature of the gases that make the combustion. Regulating these temperatures ensures that the combustion reaches the temperature it needs.

Regulating Material Temperatures

You may use many ingredients to spark your combustion. Similar materials may also help cool your furnace. 

Your material temperatures matter. This fact applies whether you’re heating or cooling your furnace. If these temperatures are imprecise, it can lead to an inefficient burn.

Fortunately, there’s a way to measure your ingredient temperature. Temperature sensors can measure the contact temperature of these chemicals. This way, you can safely gauge their temperatures without coming into contact with them.

Find the Best Temperature Sensors for Your Incinerator

As you can see, the temperature in your combustion chamber has a significant impact on your burning loads. Without an accurate temperature reading, your business can experience several inefficient burnings.

So, start using our temperature sensors to avoid this. We offer adaptable, resilient devices that can handle all of your temperature needs. 

If that interests you, don’t hesitate! Check out our industrial temperature sensors today to find the products you need.

Sales Engineer And Commercial Sales Manager at Temp-Pro | + posts

Neal Messier is a dedicated sales manager at Temp-Pro. With 17+ years of experience working with instrumentation in diverse industrial and process industries particularly power generation, he is passionate about the temperature sensor industry and uses his strong technical background and comprehensive industry knowledge to fulfill client’s temperature sensor needs.

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Nicole Chotain is a passionate marketing and sales specialist in the temperature sensor industry who finds it incredibly fulfilling to be involved in marketing and selling crucial components used in power generation and renewable energy. She takes great joy in creating remarkable campaigns, forging meaningful connections between Temp-Pro and its customers, and driving the growth of the brand.

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