Rotary Kiln Monitoring – Raytek CS210 Series Cement Kiln Camera System


  • Integrated camera system detects kiln hot spots due to refractory loss, damage or wear
  • Map entire kiln surface and display in real-time thermogram format
  • Early identification of abnormal operating conditions, such as faulty flame position and shape
  • Extend operational life of kiln and refractory
  • Completely integrated monitoring of key kiln parameters
  • 3D and Refractory Management software supports up to 4 linescanners
  • “One brick” resolution hot spot detection in shadowed areas
  • Fail-Safe “hot-spot” alarm outputs (PC independent)
  • Interface with other programs via OPC
  • Reliable fiber optics communication to prevent electrical interference (Lightning, grounding or EMI problems)
  • Modular design simplifies installation and service
  • Multiple level security settings

The CS210 is an integrated kiln camera system that monitors rotary kilns to detect hot spots and avoid costly damage and unscheduled downtime. Optional, yet fully integrated, accessories extend the capabilities of this thermal imaging system to include shadow sensing, burning zone monitoring, tire slip, fan control, refactory management and 3D realtime view.

Kiln shell temperatures are monitored along the entire length of the kiln providing an essential indication of the health of the refractory material. Temperature data for areas “shadowed” from the first scanner can be provided by up to 4 scanners, or individual point sensors and seamlessly integrated into one complete thermal image. Optional burning zone and tire slip monitoring can be integrated into the thermal imaging system so that all information is displayed on one screen in the control room and all events are permanently linked in an extremely versatile historical data database. 3D View and Refractory Management software options allow the kiln and refractory to be controlled and tracked through an integrated refractory management database and visualized by a user-friendly, live 3D view.

To insure reliable operation in even the harshest kiln environments, the MP150 linescanner, which is used in the CS210 thermal imaging system system, is designed with a rugged cast aluminum housing and mounted in a robust stainless steel Environmental Enclosure. The Environmental Enclosure includes an adjustable mounting bracket to aim the scanner along the kiln axis, a mounting rail permitting fast scanner installation, quick-disconnect fittings for air purge and water cooling, and an easily replaced viewing window.


Temperature range 100 to 650°C (212 to 1202°F
Temperature resolution 1°C (2°F)
Accuracy ± 0.5% of reading or ±3ºC (±6ºF)
Spot detection (50% of energy) 510 : 1 (2.0 mradians)
Sampling rate 1024 pixel per scan line (2048 for CS212)
Scan motor MTBF: 40,000 hours
Ambient operating temp. -40 to 45°C (-40 to 113°F) ( no direct sunlight)
Position indicator temp. -25 to 230ºC (-13 to 446ºF)
Zone alarms 48 software, 3 hardware (PC independent)
Kiln rotation rate Up to 10 rpm
LRM accessory Supports up to 6 tires
Fan Control accessory Supports up to 16 fans per module (48 total)
Burning Zone Accessory MR Ratio Pyrometer 700 to 1800°C (1292 to 3272ºF), connection box, 15m high temp. cable, Thermojacket, blast gate, sighting tube, adj. pipe adapter, adj. mounting base, air flow/press. regulator
Shadow Monitor Accessory MIH Sensor -40 to 600°C (-40° to 1112°F) with 8m high temp. cable, air purge jacket and adj. mounting base


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