Teledyne FLIR Launches Cameras for Fire Detection, Condition Monitoring

The A500f and A700f are said to help commercial and industrial organizations protect assets, improve safety and maximize uptime.

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — Teledyne FLIR announces the release of the FLIR A500f and A700f Advanced Smart Sensor ruggedized thermal cameras.

The cameras are said to feature high-temperature detection for extreme environments paired with on-camera analytics and alarm capabilities, making them suitable for outdoor condition monitoring applications.

The A500f/A700f can help commercial and industrial organizations protect assets, improve safety, maximize uptime and minimize maintenance costs, according to the announcement.

Installing the FLIR A500f/A700f cameras is said to be seamless. Both cameras are ONVIF compliant and integrate into standard security VMS and NVR solutions, including control of pan/tilts.

Along with enhanced spot, area, line, polygon and polyline analytic functions that improve the definition of areas of interest and object curvatures, the A500f/A700f can help commercial and industrial organizations protect assets, improve safety, maximize uptime and minimize maintenance costs.

For early fire detection, the thermal cameras can quickly identify increased temperatures related to potentially dangerous conditions. If smoke is present, the cameras can help provide increased awareness for decision makers to properly assess and address incidents.

Both models feature Flexible Scene Enhancement (FSX) technology, found on Teledyne FLIR K-Series handheld firefighting devices. The result is an ultra-sharp, finer-textured image that shows subtler edge details supplied by the embedded visible camera onto the thermal image, enabling operators to recognize objects and people more easily.

The A500f/A700f are also billed as effective tools for pile-burn monitoring, providing automated early warnings for potential issues in waste management facilities or coal collection areas that operate around the clock.

Manufacturing facilities, chemical processing locations, or power substations that use common communications and control language can also benefit from the A500f and A700f beyond fire detection. The cameras enable those organizations to reduce maintenance costs by identifying heat anomalies from mechanical problems early, thereby extending the life of plant components while maximizing uptime, according to the announcement.

A protective IP67-rated housing designed to withstand temperatures between -30° to 50°C (-22° to 112° F). In addition, the cameras use a single power-over-Ethernet (PoE) cable for both power and communication, helping to further minimize points of potential failure.

The A500f/A700f offer thermal imaging capability with a resolution of 464 x 348 (161,472) for the A500f and 640 x 480 (307,200) thermal pixel resolution for the A700f. Users can expect a ±2° C (±‐3.6° F) temperature measurement accuracy.

The A500f has a temperature detection range between -20° to 1500°C (-4° to 2732° F), while the A700f offers a temperature range of between 20° to 2000°C (68° to 3632°F) for detecting chemical fires and other extreme industrial fire conditions.

Along with thermal lens options ranging from 14° to 42° and an embedded HD visible camera, these devices are said to fulfill the needs of most outdoor condition monitoring and fire detection applications.

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