Customer provides furnace and inspection details by submitting a furnace intake form.
Furnace Material Information
Customer provides construction and the binding steel details that are essential for a high-quality, accurate inspection.
PaneraTech presents the customer with a final quote.
PREPARATION FOR INSPECTION
Customer approves the quote and sends PaneraTech a purchase order.
Digital Furnace Model
PaneraTech’s furnace radar experts build a digital model of the furnace for the inspection.
An inspection plan is created, designating specific areas of the furnace for data collection each day.
Technician guides plant personnel through labeling each section of the furnace to correlate with the digital furnace model.
Technician trains plant personnel how to use SmartMelter® sensors. (remotely or in-person).
Radar Signal Acquisition
Data is collected by acquiring a signal on each block of the furnace according to the inspection plan, guided by a handheld device. Customer also has an option to use a PaneraTech technician, contract technicians, or a Certified Partner to perform the data collection.
The advanced radar algorithms are received and validated by a team of Furnace Radar Experts for quality control. The team may request “retakes” of radar signals at specific points.
Analysis and Interpretation
Furnace Radar Experts interpret the radar algorithms to produce measurements for each block in the virtual furnace model. The inspection is reviewed and approved by a team of advanced engineers with PhD degrees.
Furnace Expert Review
Furnace experts review the data and make recommendations.
PRESENTATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
A report is generated using the digital furnace model.
Teleconference is scheduled for all stakeholders. Inspection results are presented visually using the digital furnace model.
Recommendations are made by a furnace expert based on the inspection results. If the customer is working with a Certified Partner, the partner can give the customer customized maintenance and repair options in the context of their comprehensive inspection.