Furnaces are among the most crucial components in the glass and metallurgical industry. Nowadays, furnaces are being operated at higher temperatures and for longer periods of time thus increasing the rate of wear on the furnace refractory lining. Consequently, there is a great need for a nondestructive tool that can accurately measure refractory wall thickness at high temperatures. In this paper the utility of a frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FM-CW) radar is investigated for this purpose.
B. Varghese et al., "High-Temperature Monitoring of Refractory Wall Recession Using Frequency-modulated Continuous-wave (FM-CW) Radar Techniques," Proceedings of the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (2004, Golden, CO), vol. 760, pp. 1714-1720, American Institute of Physics (AIP), May 2005.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1916877
Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (2004: Jul. 25-30, Golden, CO)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
CW Radar; FM Radar; Furnaces; High-Temperature Techniques; Nondestructive Testing; Refractories; Thickness Measurement
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