Consultancy and Engineering of Infrared Monitoring Systems for the Chemical Plant Industry
There are many accidents happen where an automatic and continuous infrared monitoring camera could have
indicated the disturbance in time
arm and display deviations to normal
report and issue data history of the disturbance
report to management and shift leader
shut down the plant if desired
link-informed to firebrigade
record visually in high resolution scanning method the temperature development and disturbance
Many examples can be quote, such as
the big Texas refinery disaster when liquid overflew and the area of roads and houses were liquidized by petrol and exploded finally by ignition of a truck (refer to Texas refinery accident in Internet)
where the pipe burst inside reformer and a total new reformer had to be supplied, weeks of loss of production…
where the flange burst due to overheating the ractor
where many leakages could have been detected by infrared cameras overlooking entire areas for temperature changes (media in different temp.)
latest accident on Aug.14, 2012 in words from the internet: “The fire started at the refinery's …just before 6:30 p.m., an inspection crew discovered that there was a diesel leak in a line in the unit - and that the leak was growing.” Means: there is no shift team required if infrared cameras are installed and the information is alarmed and displayed.
etc. many, many others, please refer also to www.csb.gov and see how many accidents happened where different media temperature actually could have prevented this accident through infrared monitoring cameras installed.