Newly-installed refractory linings can be fully scanned with 3D scanning to determine their condition on completion.(baseline measurement) The lining can be scanned again prior carrying out maintenance work.
By comparing the two scans, within a few hours the precise condition of the lining can be determined and assessed whether the thickness of the lining is sufficient to continue production or needs to be replaced in specific areas.
The scans can also provide information about process trends, such as areas in which the refractory material is subjected to the greatest loads. This information ultimately provides for the optimization of the forecast service life of the refractory material and, as a result, cost savings.