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High Temperature Research
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Process Chemistry and Development
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Combustion Test Facility
Particulate Test Combustor
Capture Test Systems
Full Suite of Air Pollution Control Devices
Slagging Furnace System/High-Temperature Air Furnace
Slag Formation Simulator
Conversion & Environmental Process Simulator
Gasification and Gas Cleanup Systems
Transport Reactor Development Unit
Continuous Fluid-Bed Reactor
Advanced Distributed Cocurrent Gasifier
Small Laboratory-Scale Fixed-Bed Gasifier Reactor
Fischer–Tropsch Reactor Skid
Warm-Gas Cleanup Train
Large Hot-Gas Filter Vessel
Bench-Scale Hot-Gas Filter Vessel
Hydrogen Separation Membrane
Auxiliary Systems for Large Testing Equipment
Chemical and Liquid Processing Systems
Small Continuous Reactor
Large Continuous Reactor
Continuous Tubular Reactor
Batch Autoclave Reactor Systems
Bench-Scale Catalyst Systems
Pilot-Scale Fischer–Tropsch Reactor
Hydrogen on Demand
Process Chemistry Screening Reactors
Bench-Scale Renewable Ammonia Plant
Environmental Assessment and Clean-Up
Environmental Field Sampling
Multigram Extraction System
Field Test Capabilities
Full-Scale Utility Boiler Ash and Deposit Sampling
Full-Scale Mercury Sampling and Analysis
Infrared Thermography Laboratory
The infrared radiometer is a FLIR Systems, Inc. (FSI) ThermaCAM SC 1000, field-portable, handheld, camcorder-sized, digital, thermal imaging system.
The system uses a Stirling cycle-cooled platinum silicide detector that provides high-resolution, short-wave (3.4–5.0 µm) response optimized for a wide range of basic and high-temperature industrial and environmental applications.
Storage and Analysis Capacity
The advanced 256 x 256 focal plane array detector can digitally store and analyze the equivalent of over 65,500 discrete temperature points in a single image.
The camera can store about one thousand 12-bit images on a removable 64-MB PCMCIA memory card for later viewing and analyzing.
In combination with the AGEMA Researcher real-time digital image-processing software, the SC 1000 can feed real-time data directly to a personal computer for videolike recording at 5–7 frames a second and instant analysis.
Spot, maximum, minimum, average, and delta temperatures are recorded digitally and can be viewed either on the camera monitor using the onboard software or on a computer monitor during real-time data capture or postprocessing.
Since the radiometer is digital, a high-resolution image is produced such that each pixel has a discrete temperature value.
For immediate viewing and analysis, the system uses a 3-in. color LCD screen.
Mechanical and electrical equipment thermal inspection:
Scan moving machinery and energized electrical panels under load.
Locate areas of higher resistance or load imbalance.
Camera Range, Sensitivity, and Accuracy
Temperature range of -10° to 2000°C
Thermal sensitivity of less than 0.07°C
Accuracy of ±2°C
Energy & Environmental Research Center • 15 North 23rd Street, Stop 9018 • Grand Forks, ND 58202-9018 • USA • Phone: (701) 777-5000 • Fax: (701) 777-5181
University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center (UND EERC).