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Metallurgy: Casting Ladles

In the metallurgy industry, factory managers need to monitor the integrity of casting ladles to ensure the safety of the factories as well as the well-being of their staff. Thermal imaging allows inspectors to effortlessly monitor and investigate the condition of ladles from a safe distance.


Customer’s Challenge

In the metallurgy industry, casting ladles serve as transport vessels for molten iron/steel to the oxygen char and vacuum degasser. Molten iron or steel temperatures can easily exceed 1500 Celsius. They will gradually corrode even the most resilient materials. If fracture and leakage were to occur on the ladles during transportation, the result would be devastating.


Factory managers need to monitor the integrity of casting ladles to ensure the safety of the factories as well as the well-being of their staff. Given the potential danger of molten metals and the massive size of casting ladles, traditional methods like using infrared thermometers are laborious and dangerous.


The Solution

Thermal imaging allows inspectors to effortlessly monitor and investigate the condition of ladles from a safe distance.


Online thermal cameras such as the Fotric 600C series, can closely monitor the ladle’s surface temperature distribution 24/7, while the advanced handheld camera Fotric 348A can provide a thorough inspection of the ladle’s condition.


When combined with the Fotric software such as TrendIR and AnalyzIR, the Fotric camera series can make predictive analyses that suggest the most appropriate time for reinforcing the insulation layer in ladles.



The Result

Equipped with Fotric 600C series and 348A, our clients not only save a considerable amount of money that would otherwise be consumed by property and collateral damage, but also increase their overall production and ensured employee human safety.

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