This laser sensor continuously measures CO in your flue gas channel or burner port and is the tool to optimize your combustion process.
The CO+ sensor is a laser based sensor to replace standard O2 measurements, developed by CelSian for the glass industry to optimize combustion settings for higher energy efficiency and lower emission levels.
The sensor measures CO and O2 simultaneously over the complete width of your burner port or flue gas channel. In this way we measure a better representative value for the CO and O2 compared to traditional point measurement devices.
For a high energy efficient combustion process you have to operate the furnace close to the stoichiometric point (perfect mix of fuel and air/oxygen) of combustion. Near the stoichiometric point only CO is a reliable parameter to measure the completeness of the combustion. CO levels in the furnace and regenerators are limited to avoid high refractory corrosion. High energy efficient combustion cannot be achieved safely without measuring CO.
Our sensor has proven to lower the energy consumption of your furnace with 2% or more. On an oxyfuel fired furnace there are additional savings on oxygen. Emissions like NOx and SOx normally drop by 20% when using the CO+ sensor.
Another important impact of this sensor is the increased lifetime of your furnace thanks to optimized and stable combustion.