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VIDEO: Getting Started with the HTA 6162 Series

The following video introduces users to the Kanomax High Temperature Anemometer – 6162 Series models and probes. We cover what is included with these instruments, their features, benefits, and differences, applications, and operating procedures. Check the video out below and let us know what you think!

From the High Temperature Anemometer 6162 Series product page:

“The Model 6162 is a unique anemometer designed for specialized high-temperature testing. Some of the primary applications of a mid-high temperature anemometer include: drying process control, forming process control, exhaust air measurement, and device performance testing (such as industrial ovens). Standards that this instrument apply to include ISO 13579 and NFPA 86.

Drying Process Control: Consists of the removal of water or another liquid via evaporation. In most cases, an air flow applies the heat by convection and then carries away the released water vapor (humidity). The process is often used in food processing industries to dry the product prior to packaging.

Why it’s so important: Improper airflow or heating can result in undesirable outcomes. Some materials will be rendered useless if the drying process is not done precisely. This is true for everything from dehydrated/dried fruits, nuts, meat, ramen, etc., to non-food industries such as film, pharmaceutical applications, and LED panel manufacturing. Even slight variations in food products can render them unsalable or even harmful to consumer health, and can cause warping or other distortion in other products resulting waste due to damage.

Forming Process Control: Like drying, but maintaining a smooth, evenly distributed airflow is critical. Any significant deviations in the air flow or temperature can result in warps, cracks and other imperfections in the finished product. When producing precision products in which imperfections are unacceptable, errors in the forming process will result in significant manufacturing losses.

Why it’s so important: Products such as carbon fiber or polymer based products would not be possible to manufacture without exact control of the forming process. Gathering measurements with that level of accuracy in an environment with extreme temperatures is only possible with an instrument with the ability of the Kanomax Model 6162.

Exhaust Air Measurement: Boilers and incinerators require an exhaust mechanism for the expulsion of the gases released during the combustion or boiling process, and the elevated temperatures in these environments dictate the use of a mid-high temperature anemometer to measure and adjust the output to ensure proper functionality of the exhaust.

Why it’s so important: Monitoring airflow through exhaust ensures that the gases are venting at the rate required to prevent damage to the equipment. It also allows the plant to monitor how much gas their exhaust is expelling day by day. Measuring, and subsequently adjusting these values, allows operators to minimize environmental concerns and/or satisfy environmental regulations. Too much or too little air in the exhaustion process can result in a dirtier burn that produces more waste/pollution. Measuring exhaust air can also save energy and improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process overall.

Device Performance Testing: This type of testing is employed to ensure that all essential implements are functioning at optimal levels. Device performance is often tested in incubators, industrial kilns, re-flow ovens, and other high-temperature environments that require the harmonious interaction of multiple parts and pieces.

Why it’s so important: Aside from aiding the attribution of specific issues to their responsible devices, performance testing is also helpful when determining benchmark levels. These levels can then be used for quality assurance and as an early warning system for malfunctions.

Three interchangeable probes are available for the Model 6162, so you can choose the one that best suits your application. Kanomax also carries optional accessories like extension rods and compression fittings for added convenience.”