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Land Instruments International

Land Instruments International
Industry Manufacturer
Founded Sheffield, United Kingdom (1947 (1947))
Founder(s) Tom Land
Headquarters Dronfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Area served Worldwide
Key people Brian Walder
Products Infrared Thermometer
Thermal Imagers
Infrared Linescanners
Combustion Efficiency Monitors
Environmental Emissions Analysers
Parent AMETEK, Inc.

Land Instruments are specialists in the design and manufacture of monitors and analyzers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions with headquarters in the United Kingdom and has offices and distributors worldwide.[1]

Land has been trading for well over a century. Initially in the silver plate trade, Land’s original factory was opened in 1908 on Queen’s Road, Sheffield, but the company was transformed in 1947 by Tom Land into a hi-tech business developing products for industrial temperature measurement.

In June 2006 LAND became part of the Process & Analytical Instruments Division of AMETEK, Inc., a global supplier of high-end analytical instrumentation, with headquarters in Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA. AMETEK has approximately 11,000 employees, with over 80 manufacturing sites worldwide.[2]

Land has provided a number of innovative solutions to temperature measurement for a variety of industries, including flu screening at airports during the recent avian flu[3] and swine flu[4] epidemics. Land also developed one of the first portable thermal imagers which was successfully used for real time analysis of the jet engines on the Thrust SSC Land Speed Record breaking car.[5]

Infrared Temperature Measurement

LAND Instruments International is the world leader in the design and application of infrared temperature measurement for industry. It is known both as an innovator and a manufacturer of high quality precision radiation thermometers and thermometer systems. Land has over 60 years of experience in temperature measurement. Its products are used extensively in applications as diverse as steel, glass, electronics, mineral processing, power generation, utility and aircraft gas turbines, and a wide range of other industries.

Infrared temperature measurement product range includes:

  • Fixed, on-line thermometers and systems – for process control and product quality
  • Portable infrared thermometers – for spot measurements
  • Process thermal imagers – for asset management and process control
  • High Resolution, infrared scanners for fast moving materials
  • Calibration Furnaces

The Quality Management System at LAND Instruments International is approved to ISO 9001. With the recognition of accuracy as the foundation of good product design - the LAND laboratory was the first, in 1970, to be accredited for the issue of calibration certificates for thermal measurements. Again in 2001 LAND were the first to meet the requirements of ISO 17025 - and remains one of the world's leading calibration laboratories today.

Combustion & Environmental Monitoring

Combustion & Environmental section specializes in the design, manufacture and marketing of combustion and environmental monitoring instrumentation. Pioneered by an initial interest in the efficiency of coal fired combustion processes, serious development of CO monitors soon established Land Instruments International in this field.

With the recent increase in environmental concerns, the company has continued to develop and produce a range of high quality environmental gas analysers for monitoring and complying with worldwide legislation. Most LAND products for environmental emissions applications carry both European certifications in the form of MCerts and TÜV approval. Their products are designed to meet the requirements of the latest European standards such as EN-12567 parts 1, 2 and 3 plus QAL-1 compliance.

Combustion and environmental monitoring product range includes:

  • Combustion efficiency monitors – for industrial boiler efficiency and control
  • Stack Gas Emissions Analyzers – to meet environmental regulations in the UK
  • Dust and Particulate Monitors – to meet compliance and non-compliance environmental applications
  • Portable Gas Analyzers – spot checks of efficiency and pollutant emissions
  • Coal fire detection systems – for grinding mills, silos, stockyards and conveyors
  • Gas Turbine Blade Temperature Monitors – for preventative maintenance applications

Customer support and sales are handled by LAND offices throughout the world. LAND Distributors and Representatives offer sales and support advice in most countries of the world.

Product Range

Temperature Measurement Products

  • Fixed Spot Thermometers
  • Process Imaging
  • Portable Thermometers
  • Calibration Sources

Combustion Monitoring Products

  • Combustion Efficiency Monitors
  • Portable Gas Analyzers
  • Stack Gas Emissions
  • Dust Emissions Monitors
  • Coal Fire Detection
  • Turbine Blade Monitoring Systems


  • Glass
  • Iron and Steel
  • Metals and Metal Processing
  • Mineral Processing
  • Other Industries


External links

  • International Land website
  • North American Land website
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