Thermographic Imaging & Analysis
Thermal imaging enables the identification of hot or cold areas that may indicate equipment condition, process upset conditions, effects of operating practice or early warning of equipment failure. AluCellTech provides Thermographic Imaging & Analysis by trained & certified Thermographers.
AluCellTech can assist smelter technicians to use thermal imaging and how to use external potshell cooling fins and insulation blankets to treat hot or cold regions of a potshell.
Hot Stems & Clamps may indicate loose connections or poor stem cleanliness
Cold conductors may indicate a deteriorating splice connection
May indicate uneven current distribution or advanced wear on cathode
lack of anode cover may enable anode air burn to occur
High temperatures may provide early warning of warn sidewall refractory and potshell wall failure
Hot regions may indicate advanced cathode wear. Cold spots may indicate poor flex connection or excess frozen bath over cathode.
AluCellTech provides trained & certified thermographer services