The most important basic principles on explosion protection can be found in the ATEX directives in relation to the European Union. The specifications for the protective housing of thermal imaging cameras and pan/tilt systems used in potentially explosive areas can be derived from this among other things.
Explosion protection plays an important role in many industrial branches today. Besides the chemical or mining industry, this also applies to large sections of the manufacturing industry. In the textile or timber industry there is often significant wear of materials, which can then become hazardous as dust. For this reason, protective measures are growing in significance for more and more plant operators. Solutions based on infrared thermography can offer additional safety here in hazardous areas.