Axis launches explosion-protected cameras for agile incident management and business efficiency
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 in heavy-duty enclosure, the new cameras seamlessly integrate with existing Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) architectures, complementing with thermal technology.
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, has announced 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.
Martina Lundh, global product manager for thermal and explosion-protected cameras at Axis Communications explains:
“Industrial plant operators have a tremendously difficult task. 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.”
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 providing 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 stabilization 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 and yet maintaining an outstanding thermal imaging.
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.
The new explosion-protected cameras will be available through Axis’ distribution channels in May 2017.