FLIR Customer Success Stories - Automation Applications
FLIR regularly publishes customer success stories where you can read how our customers are using FLIR infrared cameras and thermal imaging solutions.
To access more customer success stories, please visit the FLIR Customer Support Center.
In today’s industrialized world the demand for steel, particularly from the automotive industry, has become overwhelming. Although effective methods for the testing of raw steel materials exist, the call for more efficiency, more safety and higher quality never stops. Read customer success story
“FLIR has been providing thermal imaging cameras for thermal inspection to the BMW plant in Dingolfing since 1997,” explains Robert Halbritter of FLIR Systems’ sales partner and integrator, TOPA GMbH. For most of the time, BMW has primarily used the cameras for electro-thermography of switch cabinets and rooms. Hot components indicated a problem and were then replaced. This is the still the case today. But now BMW is using FLIR thermal imaging cameras for quality control too. Read customer success story
To avoid the risk of spontaneous combustion in the coal conveyor system at the Dangjin Coal Fired Power Complex (DCFPC) in South Korea, the Korea East-West Power Company (EWP), has installed a fire warning system based on thermal imaging cameras. By detecting a rise in temperature long before it rises to the point where the coal reaches combustion, the FLIR A310 thermal imaging cameras help ensure plant safety and the continuity of power production. Read customer success story
The safety system consists of four FLIR A310 thermal imaging cameras, each covering two conveyor belts leading from the check in area to the baggage handling system. Read customer success story
Smoke detectors and sprinkler systems are absolutely necessary to minimize the risk to warehouse contents. Still, they represent a response to fire that has already broken out. FLIR's Warehouse Asset Protection Systems go a step further by providing an early warning response to hot spots that are detected with thermal imaging infrared (IR) cameras. Read customer success story
Many bulk materials, such as coal and organic wastes, are stored as large piles in open yards where air and moisture promote decomposition and exothermic reactions that raise the pile's temperature. Since self-ignition usually starts within the pile's lower layers, a full-blown fire can develop before it becomes apparent due to smoke and flames. FLIR's Bulk Material Combustion Warning Systems use an infrared camera to generate a thermographic image of the area being monitored. Read customer success story
Many fluid vessels, such as chemical reactors, storage tanks, and piping systems, need to be monitored to spot abnormal temperatures and trends that warn of product loss or unsafe conditions. FLIR's infrared cameras can observe and measure the temperature of the entire vessel surface, sending real time images and alarms to a control room. Read customer success story
Flare stacks are used in many industries to burn off unwanted waste gas byproducts, or flammable gases released by pressure relief valves during unplanned over-pressuring of plant equipment. FLIR's infrared cameras are an ideal monitoring tool, since they allow automated remote monitoring on a 24/7 basis in virtually any weather. Read customer success story
Steel mill ladles have limited lives. As their refractory linings wear or develop breaks due to shock, the outer part of a ladle can be exposed to excessive temperatures. If not caught in time, the result can be ladle disintegration and a molten metal breakout, threatening the lives of workers and destroying equipment. FLIR infrared camera systems are used to monitor ladles in real time and warn of a breakout before it happens. Read customer success story
Electric power utilities are faced with an aging infrastructure, increasing risk of blackouts and brownouts, costly unplanned maintenance, security threats to remote facilities, and rising costs. Through the use of FLIR's infrared cameras and automation software, impending equipment failures and security breaches can be detected anytime, day or night, at a remote monitoring location. The net effect is increased reliability and reduced cost. Read customer success story
Steel mill ladles have limited lives. FLIR infrared camera systems monitor ladles in real time and warn of a breakout before it happens. Read customer success story
French national railways apply thermography for maintenance and use a FLIR Systems ThermoVision A40-M to inspect overhead catenaries at a speed of 120 km/h. Read customer success story
FLIR Systems ThermoVision A40 is preferred camera for fire prevention and fire detection in solid waste bunkers. Read customer success story