17 May 2016 Applications of multi-spectral imaging: failsafe industrial flame detector
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Industrial and petrochemical facilities present unique challenges for fire protection and safety. Typical scenarios include detection of an unintended fire in a scene, wherein the scene also includes a flare stack in the background. Maintaining a high level of process and plant safety is a critical concern. In this paper, we present a failsafe industrial flame detector which has significant performance benefits compared to current flame detectors. The design involves use of microbolometer in the MWIR and LWIR spectrum and a dual band filter. This novel flame detector can help industrial facilities to meet their plant safety and critical infrastructure protection requirements while ensuring operational and business readiness at project start-up.
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Kwong Wing Au, Christopher Larsen, Barry Cole, Sharath Venkatesha, "Applications of multi-spectral imaging: failsafe industrial flame detector", Proc. SPIE 9836, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VIII, 983605 (17 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224295; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2224295
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