Three new explosion-protected temperature alarm and thermal network cameras allow plant operators to monitor remote, inaccessible, and sensitive areas, allowing for rapid incident response and protection of employees, machinery and critical industrial infrastructure. Based on industry standards and open protocols, and protected with a heavy-duty enclosure, the new cameras seamlessly integrate with existing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) architectures, complemented by thermal imaging.
Three new cameras
Axis Communications, the provider of network video, announces three new explosion-protected cameras for use in sensitive industrial areas: XF40-Q2901 Explosion-Protected Temperature Alarm Camera, XF60-Q2901 Explosion-Protected Temperature Alarm Camera, and XP40-Q1942 Explosion-Protected PT Thermal Network Camera.
“Industrial plant operators have a tremendously difficult task,” explains Martina Lundh, global product manager for thermal and explosion-protected cameras at Axis Communications. “They need to ensure efficiency and continuity in large-scale, critical industrial processes, while meeting all health, safety and environmental regulations, across multiple locations and, often, across huge areas. Our new cameras deliver critical real-time information, allowing for immediate incident response which can prove to be a life-saving benefit.”
Axis’ explosion-protected thermal cameras and temperature alarm cameras offer worldwide certifications
Typical industrial applications for the fixed XF40-Q2901/XF60-Q2901 Explosion-Protected Temperature Alarm Cameras include control and detection of temperatures of equipment and leaks in pipes, fire detection, and monitoring of equipment and perimeter protection. Moreover, they help visually inspecting and verifying functions and processes are running correctly, and even provide remote assistance with planned maintenance.
Typical applications for the pan/tilt XP40-Q1942 Explosion-Protected PT Thermal Network Camera include detection of people in restricted areas and safety of personnel in hazardous areas. In addition, XP40-Q1942 supports Electronic Image Stabilisation and Zipstream technologies by Axis. The first greatly improves video quality in situations where a camera is subject to vibrations, providing smooth and comfortable live viewing. The second lowers the bandwidth and storage requirements while maintaining outstanding thermal imaging quality.
Axis’ explosion-protected thermal cameras and temperature alarm cameras offer worldwide certifications, meaning that the cameras are compliant with specific country regulations across the globe.