The SmartMelter® solution has been proven as the most accurate method of refractory inspection and overall furnace health management. Using real data from sensors that measure actual wall thickness, our complete furnace management solution provides valuable insights for furnace life optimization.
“With the SmartMelter® solution, you will safely extend the life of your furnace and bring stability to your production.”
You can protect your furnace without interruptions or expensive repairs. The SmartMelter® solution is a simple 3-step process: map, measure, and analyze.
Once the furnace is signed up for SmartMelter®, our team will map each section of the furnace into SmartMelter® XSight software for accurate identification. Sidewall blocks are mapped as numbers 1, 2, 3, etc. The insulation is mapped as sections A, B, C, D, etc. This step is only done once to enable proper mapping and tracking of each refractory inspection.
Using SmartMelter® does not disrupt any ongoing operations. From the outside of the wall, our compact sensors measure wall thickness and identify glass penetration
into the insulation. Any trained member of plant personnel can take these measurements, which are recorded by the sensor for each section and transmitted to SmartMelter® XSight software for record keeping and analysis.
Our sensors also come with many attachments that allow for accessing in front of the cooling pipes, behind the buckstays, and other tight, hard to reach areas.