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Video Image Detection and Optical Flame Detection for Industrial Applications

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In order to provide a technical basis for the selection and use of flame detectors in challenging industrial applications, an experimental study was conducted. Multiple flame detectors were tested in numerous scenarios representative of those expected in industrial applications. The study systematically evaluated the fire detection performance of devices at different distances from fires and with different detector viewing angles relative to fuel type, a range of obstructions and exposure to nuisance/interference sources. Limited comparisons between the “state of the art” Video Image Detectors and Optical Flame Detector candidate systems to older flame detector technologies were included.

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Gottuk, D.T., Dinaburg, J.B. Video Image Detection and Optical Flame Detection for Industrial Applications. Fire Technol 49, 213–251 (2013).

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