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Metal Processing

Metal processing, smelting, and production are highly intensive with regards to material, cost, logistics, as well as the sheer extreme temperatures involved to melt metals before they are shaped into a final product. Pyrosales can recommend the best product for your process control, from infrared thermal imaging equipment to thermocouples and RTD sensors. Historically, temperature measurement of liquid metal baths has often been achieved using infrared thermal imaging equipment or a disposable dip probe temperature sensor. However, both methods have their flaws: they can be imprecise and are difficult to be monitored continuously.

Pyrosales’ has create created practical alternatives to infrared thermal imaging and can offer new and efficient means for continually measuring, monitoring, and maintaining optimum process control temperature by developing custom-made thermocouples, thermowells, RTD sensors, and other equipment. Our custom solutions increase the reliability of measurement, while decreasing running costs, emissions and the potential for costly error.

Thermocouples and a protective thermowell are cost efficient equipment options for monitoring high and wide ranging temperatures. Alternatively, RTD sensors have proven to be more accurate for temperature gauging temperatures below 600°C.


Pyrosales and the Copper Industry – case study

Thermocouples and thermowells provide an excellent alternative for the copper industry. Pyrosales has enjoyed a long association with businesses in the copper industry, working largely at the Mt Isa Mines in Queensland. Mt Isa Mines were using disposable dip sensors to check the temperature of the copper matte every few hours. Not only was this inefficient, but it also did not provide a continuous reading. Our challenge was to improve the accuracy of temperature testing in the liquid copper bath. We solved this by developing custom thermocouple protective sheaths made from metal-ceramic (LT-1) to handle the extreme environment. The LT-1 also provides continuous readings during production and is monitored through a digital temperature controller.

Increase Efficiency with Pyrosales

Our consultants are experts in identifying ways industrial and commercial operations could perform at peak efficiency with temperature measurement and process control. Throughout the various metal industries, we have provided dependable solutions to improve efficiency and lower operational waste. Customers regularly return for assistance with other issues.

We have teams of experienced designers and engineers who are eager to solve new challenges in measurement and control processes. Many operations across Australia can benefit from our custom solutions and problem-solving abilities.

For any further information on Pyrosales’ products and repairs, or to arrange a consultation, please contact us online or call the nearest Pyrosales office.