Abstract

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.

Meeting Name

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (2004: Jul. 25-30, Golden, CO)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Second Department

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

CW Radar; FM Radar; Furnaces; High-Temperature Techniques; Nondestructive Testing; Refractories; Thickness Measurement

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

0735402450; 9780735402454

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0094-243X

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Accepted Manuscript

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 American Institute of Physics (AIP), All rights reserved.

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