Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2021 Metso Outotec launches robust camera solution for smelting furnaces to increase safety and availability
Product news April 22, 2021

Metso Outotec launches robust camera solution for smelting furnaces to increase safety and availability

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on April 22, 2021, at 09:00 a.m. EEST

Metso Outotec is launching a robust Furnace Camera to reduce or even eliminate the need to power off or cut the feed to inspect the furnace. Operators can safely monitor conditions inside the furnace in real time and react immediately to situations that would otherwise not necessarily be detected. The furnace camera is a fully integrated solution that is fast and easy to install into new or existing furnaces. 

“The Metso Outotec Furnace Camera is part of our extensive range of smart digital tools designed to support customers by helping them to increase safety, improve efficiency and availability, and reduce costs in their pyrometallurgical processes,” says Tapani Keronen, Product Manager, Digital Solutions, Metso Outotec.

An intelligent user-friendly system

Real-time monitoring of the furnace enables operators to identify potential issues, like water leaks, and to take action to prevent damage.

The video feed provides visibility to the condition of internal furnace components, such as electrodes and material feeding. The camera can measure accurate temperature values from user-specified locations and help the user to find hot spots. Additionally, the operator can identify refractory wear from camera images. Image clarity is not affected by fumes or dust.

The automatic retraction function protects the camera in case of a break in utilities supply. Video, snapshots, and historical trend data can be viewed on the control-room display or used for later analysis. 

Metso Outotec supports customers with the commissioning process and provides training for operators and plant management to ensure maximum benefit from the solution. Technical support is also available via an optional remote connection service.

The Furnace Camera is part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive offering.

Key benefits of the Metso Outotec Furnace Camera

•    Improved operational safety and reduced need for personnel to work in harsh environments
•    Improved furnace availability due to continuous monitoring without production disturbances
•    Faster response to abnormal situations, such as water leaks, electrode breaks, or hot spots 
•    Pre-tested solution with bolt-on design, enabling quick and easy installation 
•    Significantly lower operating costs compared to standard camera solutions due to effective cooling system

Find out more about the Metso Outotec Furnace Camera on

For further information, please contact:

Lauri Närhi, Head of Sales, Smelting Business Line, Metso Outotec, Tel. +358 20 529 211, email: lauri.narhi(at)

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso Outotec, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta(at)

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.

Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science Based Targets. We ranked 8th on the 2021 Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2020 were about EUR 3.9 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq 

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