Learn More About Remote Temperature Monitoring
Temperature alarm cameras based on thermal imaging are used for remote temperature monitoring of a specific area. They can be used in a wide range of application areas, wherever there is a need for monitoring critical infrastructure equipment regardless of weather and light conditions. The special capabilities of these cameras include temperature alarms, isothermal images, and spot temperature reading. Temperature alarms are used to trigger alarms, whereas isothermal images and spot temperature readings are used as visual aids of operators.
Temperature alarm cameras may be complemented by network cameras, which makes them very versatile. This is, however, not a requisite. Temperature alarm cameras can be used in any generic surveillance system.
Temperature alarm cameras can make it possible to monitor objects or industrial processes, to detect if the temperature rises above or falls below the set limits, in order to prevent damage, failure, fire or other hazards.
Unlike ordinary temperature sensors that only measure at one specific point. Temperature alarm cameras can be used for remotely monitored surveillance, giving visual conformation of events at the monitored scene.
Thermal imaging is becoming increasingly more available as new sensors, new materials and improved calibration make thermal cameras more affordable, reliable and versatile. Thermal cameras can be found in industries such as aircraft, shipping, security and surveillance, and also in public services such as fire fighting and law enforcement.
Temperature Alarm Cameras
Both thermal cameras and temperature alarm cameras are based on thermal imaging and use the same sensor technology. Thermal cameras are mainly used for detection purposes. Temperature alarm cameras are used for remote temperature monitoring with the possibility to set temperature alarms, but can also be used for detection.
Temperature alarm cameras can be used in a wide range of applications where there is a need for temperature monitoring, for example:
- power generating facilities such as gas and water turbines, as well as connected switchgear
- other critical electrical equipment, such as transformers and sub-stations
- fire hazard areas, such as coal piles, dump sites, storage sites and silos
- industrial processes involving self-igniting materials, such as dust or flour
Thermal imaging can tackle a number of issues, such as predicting failures, locating problem areas and checking the condition of insulation. Thermal imaging is well-suited for predicting failures since it can indicate a number of problem areas before the issue becomes visible or before machinery stops working. Predictions may include overheated parts before they break down or start burning, blocked pipes before they burst, or poorly fastened joints that may be coming loose.
There are several other application areas for thermal imaging. In tank level detection, the temperature difference between the tank itself and its contents make the tank level visible. Thermal imaging can also be used to improve energy efficiency, for example by detecting heat loss from pipes with gaps in the insulation, thus saving energy and cutting costs.