Is your camera explosion-proof? Here’s why you need the FLIR Cx5 on your next inspection job.

Is your camera explosion-proof? Here's why you need the FLIR Cx5 on your next inspection job.

The FLIR Cx5 combines the convenience and imaging performance of the FLIR C5 with the ruggedness of an ATEX-compliant case.

With the Cx5 you can:  


Potentially explosive environments, such as oil and gas plants or chemical plants, need to be protected from ignition sources. Electronic devices can be an ignition source, which is why – when used in these hot work environments – they need to comply with ATEX Product Regulations or similar regulations (e.g. UKEX and IECEx). The 160 x 120-pixel FLIR Cx5 is mounted in a rugged enclosure, preventing any potential ignition to enter the atmosphere. This enables users to work confidently in all safety.


In hot work environments, it’s critical for surveyors to be able to detect problems fast, so they can minimize their time on site. The FLIR Cx5 is not only robust and explosion-proof, but it’s also compact and very easy to use. This allows maintenance professionals to always have their cameras at hand, find hidden issues quickly, and reduce diagnostic time.


The FLIR Cx5 camera has all the ruggedized features that will enable it to survive the toughest day on the job. The FLIR Cx5 case has shock absorbers and the lens is protected by a Germanium window with anti-reflective coating. The 3.5-inch color display is protected by armored glass and is touchscreen compatible. You can remove the rugged lanyard point in a safe environment to reach the data storage and charging port.



ATEX-compliant cameras, such as gas imaging cameras, are typically situated in the higher price range. This makes them limitedly available for a larger workforce. Requesting such a camera typically requires outside help or at least lengthy application procedures and paperwork. With the FLIR Cx5, organizations can easily equip their teams with an affordable, ATEX-compliant thermal imager that allows them to inspect assets on a regular basis.

EN EIC 60079-0: 2018                               IEC 60079-15: 2017
EN EIC 60079-31: 2014                             IEC 60079-0: 2017
EN EIC 60079-15: 2019                             IEC 60079-31: 2013



A robust, pocket-sized camera with the thermal image quality you are used to from FLIR? What’s not to like? The FLIR Cx5 features a FLIR Lepton® thermal imaging sensor and FLIR-patented MSX® (Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging) technology, which embosses visible scene details onto thermal images. This results in a crisp thermal image, enabling inspectors to pinpoint hidden problems instantly. In addition, FLIR Cx5 is compatible with FLIR Ignite, a secure cloud storage solution that allows users to directly upload, edit, organize and share their images, and with FLIR Thermal Studio, enabling them to finetune their images and create professional reports.

Want to put the FLIR Cx5 to the test? Please consult your authorized distributor for availability information.
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