17 May 2016 Applications of multi-spectral imaging: failsafe industrial flame detector
Author Affiliations +
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.
© (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Kwong Wing Au, Kwong Wing Au, Christopher Larsen, Christopher Larsen, Barry Cole, Barry Cole, Sharath Venkatesha, 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

Back to Top