WASTE-SCAN Supports Fire Protection in Waste Bunkers

Waste incineration plants are subject to fire safety regulations since it can cause danger to environment and its local residents. Thus, InfraTec offers its thermographic solution WASTE-SCAN in particular with regard to the 17th German federal immission protection ordinance for early fire detection and fire fighting. It is a consistent further development of the FIRE-SCAN system for the special needs in the waste and power industry on the operation of waste bunkers. The application of WASTE-SCAN reduces the danger of fire in waste bunkers and, therefore, the escape of toxic gases. A fully remote-controlled solution from the bunker control room or the crane cockpit enables a flexible work for plant operators. When necessary, they are additionally supported by a camera for a better orientation. Critical temperature areas can be displayed directly in the visual image. The infrared camera itself is enclosed in a robust housing with a blow-off system for the camera lens and, therefore, can also operate under adverse ambient conditions.

Complete Storage Space Monitoring

  • Works even with one single thermographic camera by application of pan-tilt head
  • Automated scanning of several inspection sections ???? Maximum cycle time two minutes
  • Sector position accuracy < 0.2°
  • Switch to manual control for observing suspect spots and evacuating critical objects
  • Pilot control of extinguishing zones according to a pre-defined zone table
  • Support of multiple recipes (day and night time operation)
  • Detect automatically sources of interference

High-resolution Thermographic Camera

Early fire detection with WASTE-SCAN - Protective housing / Picture credits: © Pexels / Emmet
  • Quality made in Germany
  • Uncooled FPA-Microbolometer detectors of various formats
  • High geometrical resolution and thermal sensitivity
  • High-contrast, low-noise thermal image
  • Localisation of hot spots even under dusty or smoky conditions
  • Spectral range (7.5 … 14) μm; frame rate 50 / 60 Hz
  • Real-time data acquisition (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Internal automatic calibration
  • Rugged housing for industrial applications IP65 (stainless steel*)
  • Extremely high level of system availability
  • Additional digital colour video CCD camera*

Thermography Systems for Early Fire Protection

Thermography Systems for Early Fire Protection from InfraTec

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Powerful WASTE-SCAN-Software

  • Continious 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
Early fire detection with WASTE-SCAN - Software screenshot
Early fire detection with WASTE-SCAN - Software screenshot

Software interface of multiple camera solution

Software interface of single camera solution

Customised System Design

  • Suited for sustained continious operation 24 hours / day
  • Transfer of thermal images from the camera to a central control room
  • Flexible wiring technology (copper or fibre optics)
  • Versatile solution for display and operation in the crane control station, the control room and / or the gate
  • Uninterruptable power supply*
  • System maintenance at PC in control cabinet (via remote control*)
  • Large surface black body reference for atmosphere transmission compensation*

System Structure of Hardware and Software Components

Early fire detection with WASTE-SCAN - System concept

Case Studies for WASTE-SCAN Solutions

Industrial plant - Picture credits: @ ewg3d / iStock.com
Read more about the system concept of WASTE‐SCAN 4.0

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. Interfaces to control systems of leading suppliers, e.g. via TCP/IP in the PROFINET, Modbus, CC‐Link and many other versions, can be achieved flexibly and economically. The proprietary Gigabit Ethernet data interfaces of fast infrared thermography camera heads permit real‐time data analysis and evaluation.

Early fire detection with WASTE-SCAN monitoring system
Further information about fire prevention in waste bunkers

Early Fire Detection in the Power Plant – WASTE‐SCAN Monitoring System for Safety in Plant Operation

Today's power and heating supply in the city of Bern is hardly imaginable without the Forsthaus energy centre (Energiezentrale Forsthaus ‐ EZF). This power plant combines a refuse incineration plant (KVA) with a wood heating power plant and a combined gas‐steam power plant. About 120,000 tons of waste are recovered in it annually. This results in about 360 GWh of electrical energy and 290 GWh of thermal energy. The Swiss company relies on the WASTE‐SCAN infrared monitoring system from InfraTec for the early fire detection.

Use of WASTE-SCAN for these 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.

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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.

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Advice from Specialists

Advice from Specialists

For more than 25 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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Suitable Accessories for Extended Requirements

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 WASTE-SCAN

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