Thermographic System FIRE-SCAN for Early Fire Detection

Early fire detection system FIRE-SCAN enables capturing of critical temperature indoor and on open-air grounds at an early stage and is optimised for early fire detection. An automatic calibration with threshold values results in prompt alerting up to automated fire fighting. However, should a fire break out, FIRE-SCAN provides an additional option for monitoring the area surrounded by fire even in case of smoke or formation of dust. Thus, fire fighting can be supported very effectively by the fire detection system.

Fire Prevention with FIRE-SCAN

High Thermal and Spatial Resolutions of Integrated Infrared Camera Assure Success

The application of high-performance infrared cameras for early fire detection systems allows a detection of smallest pocket of embers due to their high spatial resolution, meaning a sufficient number of pixels. In case of an insufficient number of pixels for the to-be-monitored area, it is possible to integrate further infrared cameras into the system FIRE-SCAN without any problems. The fire detection system’s sphere of action can be additionally expanded at a constant spatial resolution by mounting the infrared camera onto a remote-controlled Pan-tilt head. Besides the infrared camera’s spatial resolution, which meets highest requirements, the infrared camera system also features an optimised thermal resolution. Only this combination makes it possible to detect smallest temperature changes or hidden pockets of embers at an early stage. As may be necessary, this information will be displayed in control room or directly integrated into the available control system.

Early Fire Detection in Hazardous Areas: Systems with ATEX Certification

The fire detection system FIRE-SCAN is applied, for example, in the chemical industry. The development of explosive gas-air mixtures represents a central hazard there. Therefore, system components that have a certification in accordance with the ATEX Directive are used for such applications. These are primarily protective housings for thermal imaging and visual cameras, pan/tilt systems and electrical distribution systems. They are suitable for deployment in potentially explosive areas 1 and 2.

ATEX, explosion protection

Case Studies for FIRE-SCAN Solutions

InfraTec WUN Bioenergie Woodpelletstorage
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Fire Protection in Wood Pellet Storage

Wood pellets as an alternative and high-quality fuel have become increasingly important in recent years. Their local origin from sustainable cultivation in the region has given WUN Bioenergie GmbH the opportunity to respond to market demand as an environmentally friendly supplier of raw materials. However, like other fuels, stored wood pellets need to be secured and monitored around the clock to prevent causes of devastating damage in the event of a fire, for example. Robust and reliable thermography solutions are a suitable tool for plant protection here.

InfraTec - WASTE-SCAN ARC Copenhagen - © ARC amager ressource center
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Early Fire Detection in Incineration Plant

The Amager Resource Center (ARC) is a waste incinerator like no other. From the roof of the Waste to Energy facility, skiers and snowboarders wind their way down on green plastic mats from a height of about 80 meters, even in the summer. The city hall of the Danish capital, Copenhagen, is just five kilometres away. The location, which is almost in the heart of a European capital, as well as its use as a public leisure centre, shows how much confidence operators place in the safety of the ARC. An important component in the security concept is the WASTE-SCAN infrared monitoring system for early fire detection by InfraTec.

InfraTec ZMS Müllkraftwerk Schwandorf Twin System Waste Bunker
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WASTE-SCAN Against "Black Clouds"

Many tons of waste are bunkered and processed every day in waste recycling plants. It is not uncommon for this to contain highly flammable materials. If ignition sources get into this storage area, for example during delivery, there is an acute risk of fire. Therefore, waste incineration plants are subject to the strictest fire protection requirements in order to prevent endangering the environment and local residents. For this reason, an extremely important preventive measure is the permanent monitoring of the waste bunker and, if necessary, the surrounding areas.

Monitoring in Plant Operation - Picture credits: Bildnachweis: © iStock / ewg3D
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WASTE‐SCAN 4.0 - Thermographic Measurement and Monitoring in Plant Operation

In the age of Industry 4.0, the demands on system suppliers are growing, not just with regard to the primary measurement and monitoring tasks, but also with regard to data networking and structure. To meet these demands, InfraTec has developed a platform‐independent internal data structure, which represents both the measurement and alarm data as well as the measurement sequences.

 

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Thermography Systems for Early Fire Protection

Thermography Systems for Early Fire Protection from InfraTec

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Powerful FIRE-SCAN-Software

Fire Prevention with FIRE-SCAN
  • Continuous display of current thermal images of all sections (mosaic-overview)
  • Simultaneous display of live image (thermal image and colour video)
  • Camera and system status indication
  • Merging of live images of thermographic and video camera
  • Recording of maximum, minimum and average temperature of each section
  • Single or multiple-camera system available
  • Graphics of temperature-time profile of all sections
  • Logging of operations
  • Filing of image data
  • Detecting and marking of sources of interference, e.g. wheel loaders

Alarm Release

  • Automatic alarm release when temperature values exceed critical thresholds
  • Multi-level alarm functions with adjustable warning and alarm threshold values
  • Analysis of long-term temperature trend with adjustable time basis
  • Documentation of alarm situations for analysing fire formation
  • Wide range of system versions due to modular design concept

Use FIRE-SCAN for These Industries & Applications

Monitoring Seaports with Infrared Cameras

Monitoring ports brings with it a multitude of challenges. For example, a very large unclear area must always be kept completely in view. The goods of regularly arriving ships are also monitored for safety purposes during loading and unloading. Furthermore, the weather conditions – especially at seaports – are changing permanently.

Thermal imaging cameras effectively round off a complex security system in addition to visual cameras, security services, and ship and port personnel. They enable 24/7 monitoring, function even in the most adverse environmental conditions, allow the reliable measurement of temperatures of people and vehicles, infrastructure buildings and equipment, as well as cargo and stored goods even over long distances.

FIRE-SCAN is particularly suitable for monitoring mass and bulk materials in order to detect dangerous fire pockets or heating at an early stage. High geometrical resolution of the infrared camera in the monitoring system, combined with its installation on pan/tilt heads, allows targeted and detailed observation of particularly critical monitoring sectors in detail.

Monitoring seaports with FIRE-SCAN - © iStock-1180260798-Sean-Pavone

Advantages of FIRE-SCAN for Seaports Monitoring

  • Detection of heating before the fire occurs
  • Technical features: Use of radiometric zoom cameras, such as the VarioCAM® HD Z
  • This camera with optical 6x zoom allows you to keep an overview of large areas as well as to quickly zoom in on critical or conspicuous areas and immediately inspect them in great detail
  • Multiple cameras at different locations
  • Localisation of the slightest temperature changes even at great distances and in adverse visibility conditions
  • Powerful software with automatic alarm triggering when critical thresholds are reached

Further Industries & Applications

  • thermal imaging for security tasks
    Security Applications

    Security Applications

    Observation tasks for applications like investigation, remote surveillance, border guard and the protection of critical infrastructure are great challenges for the related authorities. Powerful infrared cameras are getting more and more indispensable nowadays.

  • thermal imaging in chemical industry
    Chemical Industry

    Chemical Industry

    Systematically control reactive process heat and display with infrared camera systems of InfraTec.

  • thermal imaging for thermal optimisation
    Thermal Optimisation

    Thermal Optimisation

    Identify possible problems already in the development phase well before serial production.

More Thermographic Automation Solutions for Site Surveillance

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Waste Bunker Fire Detection System - WASTE-SCAN

Refuse Bunker Surveillance – WASTE-SCAN

Secure your refuse bunker facilities effectively by integrating infrared thermography in the automatic early fire detection system.

Thermographic Automation Solutions - Automatic object monitoring system IROD
Site Protection – IROD

Site Protection – IROD

Monitor open spaces and buildings with automated thermography solutions against unauthorized intrusion.

InfraTec thermography - electronics li-ionen-battery - Picture credits: © Fishman64 / Shutterstock.com
Fire Prevention – FIRE-SCAN for Li-Ion Batteries

Fire Prevention – FIRE-SCAN for Li-Ion Batteries

Monitor assembly halls and storage facilities fully automatically 24/7 and detect critical heat sources reliably.

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Comprehensive Service from InfraTec

Comprehensive Service

Our Company’s own service department accompanies you even with complex automation solutions far beyond the actual sale. In the event of malfunctions, your enquiry is forwarded directly to the employees via a hotline. By remote maintenance, you will receive an initial diagnosis. Together with you, we analyse the cause of the problem and quickly find a solution.

InfraTec Service - Technical Support
InfraTec Service – Technical Support

InfraTec Service – Technical Support

For more than 30 years, InfraTec has been implementing thermographic solutions with partners worldwide. Based on this wealth of experience, a thorough analysis of the initial situation is one of the first steps in cooperation. We prepare feasibility analyses and advise you on the planning of your future thermographic system. Afterwards, you will receive an offer adapted to your specific requirements.

Thermography trainings
Training of your Employees

Training of your Employees

In our training centre in Dresden, you can attend practical thermography training courses. After the transfer of the turnkey system, upon request qualified employees of our service team will introduce you step by step to your automation solution and instruct future users on your premises.

Camera protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec
Wide Range of Protective Housings

Wide Range of Protective Housings

The InfraTec product range includes numerous protective housings. The all-weather and robust metal housings allow the use of the thermographic cameras in harsh environments and protect against mechanical stress, dust and splash water. Depending on requirements, users can also choose ATEX-certified protective housings that can be used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

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InfraTec IR Camera Equipment

InfraTec offers high-quality accessories for all camera series. This allows users to flexibly adapt their camera to changing test and measurement environments and optimize it for daily indoor and outdoor use. The corresponding components are specially designed for the corresponding model and open up new possibilities – for current applications and new tasks.

Infrared Cameras for FIRE-SCAN

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD Z of InfraTec
    VarioCAM® HD Z

    VarioCAM® HD Z

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (1,024 × 768) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
  • infrared camera VarioCAM HD head of InfraTec
    VarioCAM® HD head 900

    VarioCAM® HD head 900

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (2,048 × 1,536) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
  • InfraTec radiometric infrared camera module PIR uc 605
    PIR uc 605

    PIR uc 605

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (640 × 480) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
    New
  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HDx head S side view
    VarioCAM® HDx head S

    VarioCAM® HDx head S

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (640 x 480) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
    New
  • Stationary thermographic camera PIR uc LWIR for industrial use
    PIR uc LWIR 600

    PIR uc LWIR 600

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (640 × 480) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled microbolometer focal-plane array
    Field of View Calculator
  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HDx head seurity from InfraTec
    VarioCAM® HDx head 600

    VarioCAM® HDx head 600

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (640 × 480) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
  • infrared camera VarioCAM HD head of InfraTec
    VarioCAM® HD head 800

    VarioCAM® HD head 800

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (1,024 × 768) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
  • infrared camera VarioCAM HD head of InfraTec
    VarioCAM® HD head 700

    VarioCAM® HD head 700

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (1,280 × 960) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
  • infrared camera VarioCAM HD head of InfraTec
    VarioCAM® HD head 600

    VarioCAM® HD head 600

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (640 × 480) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator

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