K&M Associate provides innovative engineered products that are uniquely appropriate to address the challenges of steam, water spray, flames, combustion gases, scale, misalignment, dirty optics, confined spaces, high ambient temperatures and mechanically abusive environments found at steel mills and other industrial metallurgical facilities.
Single-wavelength technology reads infrared energy and converts the measurement to temperature. This technology compensates for interferences such as steam, water vapor, flames, or combustion gases as well as to look through thin film plastics, glass, or painted/coated surfaces. Limitations of this application are found when the emissivity of the material being viewed is neither high nor constant.
Similarly to single-wavelength, dual-wavelength pyrometers read infrared energy and converts those measurements to temperature, but at two different wavelengths. This allows emissivity, when they are equal for each wavelength, to be ignored as a factor when creating the mathematical ratio pyrometers in this, and other, categories compute into a temperature measurement—called “ratio technology”. The distinct advantage here is dual-wavelength technology uses two wavelengths that are not just different, but as far apart as possible. This ability reduces temperature errors by up to a multiple of 20x.
WEIGHT MEASUREMENT & LOAD CELLS
K&M Associates supplies weighing equipment includes bench scales, floor scales, crane scales, belt scales, load cells, displays, advanced indicators and more. The load cells K&M supplies are engineered piece of metal built to withstand weights of every magnitude. By measuring the shear, compression, or expansion to its metal piece, caused when force is applied, the load cell is able to calculate weights with extreme accuracy. K&M Associates has experience supplying load cells for every type of weighing application, from small gram scales to large 400-ton scales for hot metal ladles.
K&M Associates’ high temperature visual camera products, manufactured by Lenox Instrument Company, can be installed with versatility and flexibility in a facility’s most temperature sensitive camera locations, including: fired heaters, boilers, furnace, kilns and incinerators. These cameras have been engineered to withstand temperatures of 4500˚F or more.
HIGH TEMPERATURE VISUAL CAMERAS
FOX METER DISPLAYS
K&M Associates is proud to have teamed with Fox Meter to support the industry’s comprehensive and ever-changing display needs. These products offer one of the most durable and reliable displays with the ability to engineer displays to fit individual requirements, including: special housing, setpoints, color change and alarm light sequences.
Further expanding on our product’s ability to measure temperature through two differing infrared wavelengths, K&M Associates offers multi-wavelength pyrometers. This innovative technology is capable of measuring low and varying emissivities. With extensive data collection from off-line simulations and on-line trials, unique algorithms were developed for numerous materials that could benefit from this product, including: aluminum, brass, bronze, chromium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, silicon, stainless steel, tin, titanium, tungsten, and zinc. These pyrometers are the only noncontact infrared technology on the market able to measure these metals.
DIGITAL WEIGHT INDICATORS
Indicators are advanced displays that are connected to load cells to display weights and manipulate settings. The indicators supplied by K&M Associates are designed to excite a customer's load cell with a voltage input and then read the millivolt output, which is proportional to the weight, in a user-friendly and easy to read display. The indicators provided by K&M are all NTEP certified and approved; ensuring your products adhere to all government standards and regulations for buying and selling.
PILOT MONITORS, FLARE MONITORS & FLAME INTENSITY MONITORS
Flare Monitors, Pilot Monitors and Flame Intensity Monitors have been specifically developed for the petrochemical industry. These applications allow proper VOC combustion in smokeless flares, long distance monitoring of pilot lights and the ability to calculate the size of a flame. This line of products is unprecedented in its abilities and eliminates the risk of EPA fines, which can total $10,000 per day of non-compliance.
THERMAL IMAGING CAMERAS
K&M Associates’ high temperature visual camera products can be installed with versatility and flexibility in a facility’s most temperature sensitive camera locations, including: fired heaters, boilers, furnace, kilns and incinerators. These cameras have been engineered to withstand temperatures of 4500˚F or more.