Fire Systems Analytics & Automation

Fire Systems Analytics & Automation

Incorporating advanced technologies into Pulse Fire Tech and life safety systems allows businesses to improve their safety practices, meet regulatory requirements, and reduce cost and risk. Increasing use of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology for interconnecting a variety of devices or objects in smart building systems, growing demand for analyzing fire and security risks associated with a building through research prior to building structure design, and ongoing need for communicating with building occupants in emergency situations are some of the major trends driving industry demand.

“Maximizing Efficiency and Safety: Cutting-Edge Fire System Analytics

Automating control fire systems with artificial intelligence and machine learning technology can help businesses minimize manual labor costs, ensure accuracy of data collection and processing, and reduce downtime from unplanned events. Integration of fire and safety systems into a single platform can also provide additional benefits such as scalability and remote access to system data and alarms.

The ATEX certified fire suppression system FIRE-SCAN can monitor gases like hydrogen and carbon monoxide for early detection of potential threats and prevent the spread of flames, smoke, and toxic gas in high risk areas. Additionally, foam systems can be deployed in high-risk areas such as fuel storage facilities and aircraft hangars to suppress flammable liquid fires by forming a blanket of foam over the surface of the fuel, preventing the release of flammable vapors.

A first-in-market portfolio of digital and managed services that connects fire safety systems to the cloud, allowing customers to move from a compliance-led to total protection through intelligent safety, is also available with Siemens Xcelerator digital business platform. These connected life safety digital services include Facility Manager, Site Manager and Check Point. Facility Manager is a web and mobile application that enables end users to view real-time fire system alerts, schedules and test reports, as well as inventory of devices across multiple locations, providing greater visibility for business stakeholders.

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The Benefits of Using a Handheld Thermal Imager

All objects radiate energy (or heat) in the form of infrared energy. A handheld thermal imager captures that infrared energy and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then displayed on the camera’s screen as a temperature picture called a thermogram. Warmer objects are shown as a brighter color while colder objects are darker. By displaying these images, the thermal imager helps us locate problems that would be difficult to see with our naked eye.

Whether you’re looking for electrical issues, moisture damage or HVAC issues, a handheld thermal imager will help you solve these problems fast. Thermal imaging allows you to detect areas of overheating in electrical components, which could cause a fire or equipment failure. It also helps identify issues in buildings and other structures that would be impossible to discover by visual inspection alone.

On-the-Go Heat Detection: The Benefits of Handheld Thermal Imagers

There are two types of handheld thermal imagers: cooled and uncooled. Uncooled handhelds are more affordable and ideal for general purpose use. They feature a high resolution sensor, providing clear and crisp images for easier analysis. The uncooled thermal cameras have a wide viewing angle and are designed to easily be operated by one hand. Some of the higher end uncooled handhelds offer a number of useful features that make them more convenient to use, such as IR-Fusion technology that blends a visible light and infrared image for easy correlation.

Powered by FLIR’s patented MSX enhancement, the durable and lightweight E5 Pro gives you a sharper, more colorful, and more detailed thermal image. It is a powerful tool for electrical panel and mechanical system inspections, as well as building surveys. Its rugged design and built-in measurement tools help you work more efficiently, even in challenging conditions.

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