Consultancy and Engineering of Infrared Monitoring Systems for the Chemical Plant Industry

Technology Continuous Monitoring Cameras

Imagine you have good and modern digital camera in your hand, such as making pictures on holidays.


The camera consist basically of a chassis (housing), a lens, and a cell. The cell has a huge amount of single, individually pixels. Each pixel takes a photograph, and all pixels together form a photograph, like your holiday picture.



Same applies for the continuous monitoring camera. And we are talking about continuous monitoring cameras, not single shot, not single point.


The infrared camera consist of a chassis (housing), a lens, and a cell called detector.


The infrared detector, for example, has 320x240 pixels , which are all together 76800 pixels.


Each singe, individual pixel is one separate temperature measurement, highly accurate and reliable.


Means: all together there are (make it even) 70.000 single temperature measurements which form one infrared picture like this one below



Imagine once again: and when using a “video infrared camera” which for examples takes 10 shots per second, you can continuously scan your object with 70000 single temperature points and 10 times per second give 700.000 temperature measurements per second.


Image again any further: using the camera continuously videoing your object, then you have in one hour 700.000 x 3600 = 2.520.000.000 temperature points recorded.


And now we take a desktop computer, transfer all these many single temperature measurements through an Ethernet and store all data onto a hard disk.


Now, it is only a question of programming to use all these date for whatever is your requirement: data logging, alarm points, setting for deviation against normal or against ambient, hot spot scanning and tracking, safety shut down, fire alarm, whatsoever.



For example, the image above show an automatic hot spot detection where the hottest point is the carotid artery at the neck of the right person


We got the technology and hardware, and you tell us your requirement of application.


In most cases, it is a matter of explosion proof housing and certification, and a matter of programming.


Let us sit together and define your mechanical requirement, your electrical and ex- requirement, and we program your alarm, shut down, visualization, archiving, and recognition requirement.



My fist installation and invention in Texas ruff chemical environment is still in operation today, with same hardware and almost without any maintenance since 2003. There was only one software update in 2007. Means: one time investment, one time installation/commissioning, and many, many years of operation and data serving as per your demand and requirement. Against most other instrument in the chemical plant areas, this infrared camera system has almost no maintenance, adjustment and is of extremely low cost to your maintenance.