Electromobility – A future-oriented topic that manufacturers of electric vehicles and their suppliers are addressing to the same extent. The same applies to producers of high-performance rechargeable batteries and high-voltage batteries for use in electric cars, electric buses, e-scooters, e-mopeds and e-bikes. The production and storage of these energy storage devices entails some risks. Especially lithium-ion based batteries constitute fire hazards because they can spontaneously ignite if overheated and release toxic gases when burning.

In order to avoid such a scenario, InfraTec offers a way to monitor assembly and storage halls completely automatically with the thermographic automation solution FIRE-SCAN. The system, consisting of a high-performance infrared camera and corresponding software, self-monitors the temperature development at workstations and storage areas 24 hours a day and reliably localises heat sources. If configurable temperature alarm set points are exceeded in selected areas of the thermal image, FIRE-SCAN triggers an automatic alarm before critical temperatures are reached and enables rapid intervention to prevent a fire.

Advantages of the FIRE-SCAN Thermography System

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    Detector Format

    Large detector with highest geometric and thermal resolution

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    IR-Frame Rate

    Analysis of temperature changes and gradients in full frame

  • GigE Vision Compatible

    Standard interface for easy integration into existing process environments

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    Protection Degree

    Camera operation under harsh environmental conditions

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    Protective Housing

    Robust metal housing for wide range of environmental conditions and IP rating requirements

Alarm Release

  • Automatic alarm release when temperature values exceed critical thresholds
  • Multi-stage alarming functionality for controlled escalation
  • Selection of subareas (sectors) within the thermal image
  • Logging and analysis of long-term temperature trends with adjustable time basis
  • Documentation of alarm situations to analyse the potential causes of fire
  • Modular design concept for tailored solutions

Customised System Concept

  • Designed for continuous operation 24/7 without supervision
  • Camera feed can be routed to control room or other locations 
  • Flexible wiring technology (copper or fibre optic cable) 
  • Uninterruptible power supply*
  • System maintenance through integrated PC in the control cabinet (via remote control*)

 

High-performing Software

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  • Continuous display of the current thermal images of all sectors (mosaic-overview)
  • Simultaneous display of thermographic and colour video live image*
  • Camera and system status indication
  • Merging of live images of thermography and video camera
  • Recording of maximum, minimum and average temperature of each sector
  • Single or multi-camera system available
  • Graphic data display of temperature-time profiles of all sectors
  • Logging of operations
  • Filing of image data

 

 

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InfraTec infrared LLC
75024 Plano, TXUSA

High-resolution Infrared Cameras

  • Uncooled FPA-Microbolometer detectors
  • High geometrical resolution and thermal sensitivity
  • High-contrast, brilliant thermal images
  • Localisation of hot spots even in dusty or smoke polluted environments
  • Spectral range (7.5 … 14) μm
  • Real-time data acquisition (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Internal automatic calibration
  • Rugged housing according to industrial standard IP65
  • Pan/tilt systems to extend the detection areas*
  • Extremely high level of system availability
  • Digital colour video camera*
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Use of FIRE-SCAN for these Industries & Applications

  • thermal imaging for security tasks
    Security Applications

    Security Applications

    Observation tasks for applications like investigation, remote surveillance, border guard and the protection of critical infrastructure are great challenges for the related authorities. Powerful infrared cameras are getting more and more indispensable nowadays.

  • thermal imaging in chemical industry
    Chemical Industry

    Chemical Industry

    Systematically control reactive process heat and display with infrared camera systems of InfraTec.

  • thermal imaging for thermal optimisation
    Thermal Optimisation

    Thermal Optimisation

    Identify possible problems already in the development phase well before serial production.

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Comprehensive Service from InfraTec

Comprehensive Service

Our Company’s own service department accompanies you even with complex automation solutions far beyond the actual sale. In the event of malfunctions, your enquiry is forwarded directly to the employees via a hotline. By remote maintenance, you will receive an initial diagnosis. Together with you, we analyse the cause of the problem and quickly find a solution.

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Advice from Specialists

Advice from Specialists

For more than 25 years, InfraTec has been implementing thermographic solutions with partners worldwide. Based on this wealth of experience, a thorough analysis of the initial situation is one of the first steps in cooperation. We prepare feasibility analyses and advise you on the planning of your future thermographic system. Afterwards, you will receive an offer adapted to your specific requirements.

Thermography trainings
Training of your Employees

Training of your Employees

In our training centre in Dresden, you can attend practical thermography training courses. After the transfer of the turnkey system, upon request qualified employees of our service team will introduce you step by step to your automation solution and instruct future users on your premises.

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Wide Range of Protective Housings

Wide Range of Protective Housings

The InfraTec product range includes numerous protective housings. The all-weather and robust metal housings allow the use of the thermographic cameras in harsh environments and protect against mechanical stress, dust and splash water. Depending on requirements, users can also choose ATEX-certified protective housings that can be used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

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Suitable Accessories for Extended Requirements

InfraTec offers high-quality accessories for all camera series. This allows users to flexibly adapt their camera to changing test and measurement environments and optimize it for daily indoor and outdoor use. The corresponding components are specially designed for the corresponding model and open up new possibilities – for current applications and new tasks.

Infrared Cameras for FIRE-SCAN

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD Z of InfraTec
    VarioCAM® HD Z

    VarioCAM® HD Z

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (1,024 × 768) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
    New
  • infrared camera VarioCAM HD head of InfraTec
    VarioCAM® HD head 900

    VarioCAM® HD head 900

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (2,048 × 1,536) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
  • InfraTec radiometric infrared camera module PIR uc 605
    PIR uc 605

    PIR uc 605

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (640 × 480) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
    New
  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HDx head S side view
    VarioCAM® HDx head S

    VarioCAM® HDx head S

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (640 x 480) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
    New
  • Stationary thermographic camera PIR uc LWIR for industrial use
    PIR uc LWIR 600

    PIR uc LWIR 600

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (640 × 480) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled microbolometer focal-plane array
    Field of View Calculator
    New
  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HDx head seurity from InfraTec
    VarioCAM® HDx head 600

    VarioCAM® HDx head 600

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (640 × 480) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
  • infrared camera VarioCAM HD head of InfraTec
    VarioCAM® HD head 800

    VarioCAM® HD head 800

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (1,024 × 768) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
  • infrared camera VarioCAM HD head of InfraTec
    VarioCAM® HD head 700

    VarioCAM® HD head 700

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (1,280 × 960) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator
  • infrared camera VarioCAM HD head of InfraTec
    VarioCAM® HD head 600

    VarioCAM® HD head 600

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (640 × 480) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
    Field of View Calculator