Waste Management

Fires at waste management sites are paid for by the environment, the emergency services and the local community, but they also cost you and your business.

There is a recycling or waste management fire every day in the UK. A waste management fire can cause damage to the environment (water courses as well as air quality), health of local residents and are an extra burden on an already stretched fire service. They also cost your business through loss of materials, substantially higher insurance premiums as well as potentially lengthy disruptions to operations. Some waste management businesses, especially those without adequate fire suppression and detection measures, struggle to find insurance firms that are prepared to offer a policy.

FireVu saves waste management businesses money: reducing insurance premiums, risk of fines & fire with its disruption, loss of equipment, buildings and materials.

VSD can zone in on key areas (screening out less important areas), detecting the first signs of smoke and flames – FireVu understands the behaviour of smoke and flame patterns and alerts the user immediately to any danger.

The benefits of intercepting a fire early before it takes hold are clearly evident, especially when a waste management fire often takes two or three weeks to burn out or be fully extinguished. Video Smoke Detection solutions identify potential fires early. Cameras can be concentrated on potentially dangerous areas as well as across large area sites where fires can start from any part of the plant. Areas of no interest can be screened out if wanted. Potential fire incidents can be assessed quickly by safety operators (on site or remotely) and dangerous situations can be escalated to fire services without hesitation. This reduces the risk of a fine levied by some fire brigades for false alarms. Some responders now ask for visual confirmation of fires before making them a priority. VSD enables operators to assess video of incidents to identify issues and make safety improvements. Using VSD significantly reduces the risk of loss of property, loss of operational time and potentially lower insurance premiums. The effect of not having Video Smoke Detection could be costly. Find out how it can help your business work smarter and safer. Many thanks to photographer Keith Trainor for the use of the video

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Waste Management fire footage

The August 2013 waste management fire at Bredbury Industrial Estate, Manchester, destroyed some 1,500 bails of paper, fabric and plastic waste. It was not the first on this large site, which had serious business consequences for the owner.

Many thanks to photographer Keith Trainor for the use of the video.

Video fire & Smoke Solution

NetVu’s FireVu is able to see the movement of smoke or the presence of flame across a CCTV image by identifying their unique characteristics. These include assessing changes in brightness, contrast, shape, edge content, loss of detail, motion and colour matching.

FireVu is triggered at the earliest signs of smoke and can be focused on areas of particular interest. Its ability to offer visual verification, remotely or on-site, can help prioritise emergency responses.

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Latest FireVu flame detection algorithm

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest upgrade to the FireVu flame detection algorithm available now with the FireVu 500, our premier video fire detector. The FireVu 500 uses intelligent flame and smoke algorithms to analyse the camera image in order to quickly and reliably detect fire.

This latest update has increased both the robustness of the algorithm and the detection range. The detector will react to the presence of even a small fire* in the specified field of view in under 30 seconds. Read full article


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