To ensure early fire detection, Teledyne Flir's A500f and A700f thermal imaging cameras can quickly identify temperature rises related to potentially hazardous conditions.
In the presence of smoke, cameras can help decision-makers better perceive situations so that they can properly assess and manage incidents. Both cameras are equipped with flexible scene enhancement technology (FSX), present on the teledyne flir K series portable fire-fighting equipment. The result is an ultra-sharp image, with a finer texture, that presents on the thermal image the subtle details of the edges provided by the integrated visible camera. This allows operators to more easily recognize objects and people.
The A500f/A700f cameras are also tools for monitoring the incineration of wood piles. They provide automated early warnings for potential problems in continuously operating waste management facilities or coal collection areas.
Manufacturing facilities, chemical processing sites or electrical substations that use a common communication and control language can also benefit from the A500f and A700f cameras from a broader perspective than just fire detection. These cameras allow these organizations to reduce maintenance costs by quickly identifying thermal anomalies associated with mechanical problems, extending the life of plant components while optimizing uptime.
Efficient robustness and thermal range for outdoor applications
Featuring an IP67 protective housing designed to withstand temperatures between -30 and 50°C (-22 and 112°F), the A500f/A700f cameras are designed for harsh environments while remaining discreet enough to avoid theft. In addition, the cameras use a single Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) cable for power and communication, further reducing potential points of failure.
The A500f/A700f cameras offer superior thermal imaging capability, with resolutions of 464 x 348 (161,472) and 640 x 480 thermal pixels (307,200) respectively for the A500f and A700f. Users can expect thermal accuracy of the order of ±2°C (±‐3.6°F).
The A500f has a thermal detection range of -20 to 1500°C (-4 to 2732°F), while the A700f offers a temperature range of 20 to 2000°C (68 to 3632°F) for the detection of chemical fires and other extreme fire situations in industrial settings.
With a choice of thermal lenses between 14° and 42° and a built-in HD visible camera, these devices meet the needs of most outdoor condition monitoring and fire detection applications.
Simple integration and configuration
The installation of flir A500f/A700f cameras is done simply. Both cameras comply with the Onvif standard, easily integrate with standard VMS and NVR security solutions, and are also equipped with functions to control the orientation and inclination of a turret.
For VMS integrations, heat and visible flows can be viewed independently or simultaneously. Cameras are easy to add, configure and use in HMI (Human Machine Interface) / Scada(supervisory control and data acquisition)systems, giving automation system solution providers a head start. The A500f and A700f models fully support IIoT protocols such asMqtt (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport)and restful API with unique token identification for additional firewall security.