Offering both fire and explosion protection capabilities, industrial thermal imaging cameras accurately identify obscured hot spots or overheated equipment and may activate connected systems to quickly mitigate potential hazards.
Furthermore, in today’s global climate, this technology has been adapted into fever monitoring and alarm systems to discretely visualize the temperatures of employees, passengers and customers.
Regardless of your needs, Fike can help select the ideal industrial thermal imaging camera for the application, install cameras, sync with connected fire alarm control panels and offer unmatched technical support.
In fire applications, thermal imaging technology may detect…
- an overheated engine, which could create a fire if reached by oil mist.
- the incipient stages of a fire buried under trash in a waste management facility.
- incremental temperature changes over time of engines or processing equipment.
In combustible dust applications, thermal imaging technology may detect…
- an overheated conveyor bearing transporting combustible materials
- hot spots found in a dust collector or other equipment that handles combustible dust
- belt slippage and other potential hazards found in a bucket elevator
Fever Monitoring of Employees, Passengers and Customers
More than ever before, industries all over the world are doing their part to minimize the spread of infectious disease.
Industrial infrared cameras have been proven to be reliable non-contact detectors of people with potential fevers, which has been highly effective in:
- Transportation: airports, bus stations, train stations, cruise ships
- Commercial: offices, restaurants, the workplace
- Industrial: manufacturing plants, data centers, power generation
- Entertainment: amusement parks, casinos, restaurants, sporting events
- Hospitality: hotels, nursing homes
- Civic buildings: schools, universities, post office
Fike’s Fever Monitoring and Alarm Systems Benefits
- Screen employees, passengers or customers in a group with elevated skin temperatures
- Activate an alarm when skin temperature reaches a predefined value
- Provide easy installation and operation of the inspection system
- May run monitoring software from a standard PC
Best of all – infrared cameras work discretely. The software may identify people whose skin temperatures exceed the predetermined value so that a medical examination may be performed privately.
Temperature Monitoring Regulations
Did you know temperature monitoring is found in both NFPA 652 and DNV GL’s F(M-P) notation?
NFPA 652 requires monitoring temperatures held below 112°F on heated external surfaces of process equipment as well as monitoring of bearings, bucket elevator head and boot areas, particulate size production equipment, blenders and drive fans where combustible dust is present.
DNV GL’s latest notation F(M-P) provides guidance to increased prevention of fires in shipboard machinery spaces. Section 184.108.40.206 of the notation states “maximum allowed surface temperature in Category A machinery spaces shall be 150°C upon completion of installation or after maintenance, and 180°C during operation.”
Thermal radiometry technology may be used to accurately measure surface temperatures to ensure they are within NFPA and DNV GL guidelines.
Furthermore, these fixed cameras provide more consistent and accurate readings than handheld devices. This data is tracked historically to measure gradual or abrupt temperature increases, which could indicate required service of the equipment.
Contact a Fike representative today to learn more about thermal imaging technology in your fire or explosion detection system.