FireVu is introducing the first fire detection solution for manufacturing that combines Visual Smoke Detection (VSD), flame detection and now temperature sensing technology in the form of a built in thermopile.
The Multi Detector will offer manufacturers a solution that will identify and analyse smoke and heat patterns to raise alerts.
VSD technology operates by identifying characteristic smoke patterns across a video image. It analyses changes in a range of variables such as colour, brightness, contrast, shape, edge content, motion, colour matching and loss of detail to alert operators early to potential fire danger.
The addition of a thermopile to detect radiated heat will give the advantage of raising alerts by using a completely different technology – a double check.
It will help distinguish potential triggers for false alarms. Steam, for example, can be excluded as a danger point by setting heat criteria above temperatures likely to be encountered.
Mike Newton Chief Technical Officer and developer of FireVu comments: “Visual Smoke Detection is already a very effective and proven technology, combining it with thermal radiated heat detecting technology provides a solution not offered by competitors.”
The Multi Detector will be offered to manufacturers across a range of industries such as food processing and chemicals where FireVu solutions have already proved effective.
FireVu is a brand of the solutions arm of DM Network Video, part of surveillance monitoring pioneer NetVu.
Pauline Norstrom, Managing Director of NetVu comments: “NetVu is about investing in development and offering innovative solutions to real world problems. The Multi Detector is a remarkable three in one solution combining smoke, flame and thermal detection in a single product that will provide early visual warning of potential fire risks for the manufacturing, chemical and food processing industries.
FireVu was first developed in the mid-1990s. We have regularly refined and improved the technology’s effectiveness since and will continue to do so.”