The Torpedo Hot Spot Detection (THSD) system uses the latest infrared technology to monitor the temperature of the torpedo steel structure. Two infared cameras observe the torpedo cars while they are moving past the inspection site. The temperature measurements are completely automatic and require no manual interaction. 

THSD automatically raises the alarm if an adjustable temperature threshold is overrun. This reliably prevents dangerous and loss-making breakouts of liquid iron. THSD automatically tracks the temperature development of all torpedos in circulation. This allows to maximize the torpedo refractory lifetime without cutback of security and helps to save remarkable costs. THSD comes with highly reliable components in a flexible structure and thus is easily adoptable to the different situations and operational modes in iron and steel plants.

Benefits of the THSD System

  • Complete automatic thermographic temperature screening of the outer shell of all torpedos in circulation
  • Early detection of hotspots let keep you the close control of the refractory lining of your entire torpedo fleet
  • Secure protection against torpedo breakouts saves life, investments and long term operating ability of your shop
  • Optimisation of your torpedo fleet deployment improves the quality and saves time and energy 
  • Prolongation of the torpedo refractory lifetime without cutback of security
  • Flexible structure for customised adoption to your operational modes
  • Return on investment within less than a year
Thermographic Automation Solution - Torpedo Hot Spot Detection

THSD Software

  • Full automatic operation without stopping the torpedo car
  • Reliable alarm release at defined pre and main alarm limits
  • Temperature trend recording and analysis for all torpedos
  • Customised system alignment and adjustment
  • Main window allows parameterisation, supervision, operation, display, evaluation and playback
  • Decentralised monitoring of system status and measured values
  • Recall of all recorded data for comparison and optimization
  • Easy to operate data presentation in the steel plant network
  • Remote access available
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Infrared Cameras for THSD

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    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
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    PIR uc 605

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (640 × 480) IR pixels

    Detector
    Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
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  • 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
  • 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
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    VarioCAM® HD head 600

    VarioCAM® HD head 600

    Category

    Industrial thermal cameras

    Image format (IR pixels)

    (640 × 480) IR pixels

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InfraTec service
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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InfraTec Service – Technical Support

InfraTec Service – Technical Support

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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InfraTec IR Camera Equipment

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.

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