Instrotech, the local representative of Optris, offers fire protection with infrared cameras and IR measurement technology. One application is a shredding facility in a scrap recycling plant that operates unmanned for an extended period and has known risks for starting a fire: a combination of heat, fuel source and oxygen. The friction of the scrap generates heat that, together with oxygen, can ignite flammable liquids like fuels, oils and grease, and materials such as paper and cardboard. In addition, metal shredding plants are often located in less fortified production halls and are at increased risk of personal injury and machine damage. In unguarded facilities, a fire can spread significantly before detection.
Solution with Optris infrared cameras
Optris offers the solution with IR cameras of the Xi/PI series. Increased temperatures in shredders, which can lead to a fire, are detected early, and a reliable alarm help to avoid dangerous situations. For example the latest solution from Optris, the compact IR camera Xi 410, works fully autonomously. In an alarm situation, the sensor independently sends signals to process incidents that can, for example, shut down the motor or disconnect the power supply to affected shredders.
Features such as a motor focus and integrated auto hotspot finder make rugged and compact imagers like the Xi 410 ideal for safety-related applications, especially in the area of preventive fire protection and condition monitoring of machinery and equipment. The optical components of the infrared cameras can also be kept clean effectively in harsh environments by using air purge sleeves.
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