Fire can destroy multiple buildings or installations within an extremely short time frame. The value of the goods destroyed during a fire can be tremendous, and the cost of a life that is lost during a fire is impossible to calculate. With their non-contact method of measuring temperatures, thermal imaging cameras can help prevent fires by detecting hot spots before they ignite.
Industrial laundry facilities rely on thermal imaging to ensure fire safety
Large-scale laundry facilities face a safety challenge: combustible fabrics and the potential for flammable contaminants and uncontrolled heat raise the risk that laundry piles could catch fire. FLIR integration partner, MoviTHERM, developed a thermal monitoring system that can detect rising temperatures before fire has the chance to spread.
Fighting fires remotely with FLIR & fire suppression systems
Combining FLIR thermal imaging technology with a unique, remote-controlled fire suppression system is helping to stop fires before they break out in hazardous areas, such as scrapyards, shredder facilities, and more.
Fuel storage is notoriously hazardous because the commodity itself is so flammable. Corrosion, leaks, and human error can lead to explosive, sometimes catastrophic, consequences. Automatically monitoring temperature changes in fuel storage depots with thermal imaging cameras can avert disaster, satisfy insurer oversight and improve safety for workers and the public.
Even though warehouses are equipped with fire alarms and firefighting systems, once a fire starts, asset damage is almost certain. FLIR thermal imaging cameras can identify hot spots before they ignite and provide an early warning response to avoid full-on conflagration before assets are harmed or safety is compromised.
Storage of some material invites the risk of spontaneous combustion. As always, prevention is better than a cure. A thermal imaging camera can help to ensure safety and detect spontaneous combustion. It provides continuous, remote monitoring of temperatures in piles of coal, wood chips, fertilizers, and more.
Waste Bunker Monitoring
Similar to combustible pile applications, waste is potentially flammable when stored. Self-combustion, heat development due to pressure, spontaneous chemical reactions between disposals and methane gas-building are all potential fire hazards. Thermal imaging cameras can help prevent fires by identifying hot spots with the potential to flare up.
Remote Fire Fighting
Identifying the hot spot is only part one of a fire prevention solution. Part two is remediation. And that can be challenging in remote monitoring scenarios. FLIR thermal imaging cameras and software can pinpoint hot spots and then initiate an automated fire-fighting response, such as turning on a sprinkler system, shutting down a system, or targeting the hot spot to be soaked in firefighting foam–all controlled remotely over the Internet.