Case Study: WASTE-SCAN Against "Black Clouds"

WASTE-SCAN Monitoring System for Safety in Plant Operation

Many tons of waste are bunkered and processed every day in waste recycling plants. It is not uncommon for this to contain highly flammable materials. If ignition sources get into this storage area, for example during delivery, there is an acute risk of fire. Therefore, waste incineration plants are subject to the strictest fire protection requirements in order to prevent endangering the environment and local residents. For this reason, an extremely important preventive measure is the permanent monitoring of the waste bunker and, if necessary, the surrounding areas.

WASTE-SCAN, the early fire detection system from InfraTec, was designed for the special needs of the waste and energy industry. It monitors bunkers, warehouses and open spaces and is used for the automatic early detection of fires. In this way, the system also prevents the formation and spreading of air pollutants. The central control and evaluation unit (cabinet) processes the data from multiple industrial thermographic camera heads simultaneously in real time. The evaluated data and live thermographic images from the areas to be monitored are transmitted directly to the control room of the plant and to the crane cockpits. Thanks to the twin system, which consists of an infrared and a visual camera, suspicious areas detected by the infrared camera will be displayed directly in the visual image for easy localisation by the operator.

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