Thomas Fortinberry, Business Development Manager Industrial Gas, AMETEK Land, details fixed thermal imaging for steam methane reformers and how effective monitoring of process temperature data can provide better asset management.
Within a hydrogen plant, continuous reliable running of equipment is essential for optimising production and reducing energy usage. Many plants choose to sacrifice production by running at lower temperatures. However, studies have shown that 10°C drop in temperature can result in a 1% decrease in productivity. The challenge is how to maintain an accurate temperature to optimise efficiency, whilst ensuring the equipment is kept online all the times.