The FireVu detectors are early warning visual detection devices for smoke, flame and heat* seen within their field of view. FireVu holds patents for its flame detection algorithm in the UK (GB2535409), Europe (EP3080788) and the USA (US9530074B2).
FireVu’s innovative method of measuring the colour and intensity of flame in an image results in exceptional detection rates, exceptional detection range and zero false alarms. It is superior to all other visual flame detectors on the market which rely on flicker. Other manufacturers claim to correlate colour and flicker but they are unable to eliminate false alarms. FireVu’s flame detection uses the laws of physics, and in particular Planck’s Law which results in an accurate determination. It is also able to identify the break-out of fire much earlier than conventional systems that rely on physical contact between a detector and the off-gas or smoke.
Furthermore, FireVu segments the field of view, significantly helping operators to identify the origin point of the fire, aiding efforts to extinguish the threat.
FireVu’s flame detection system is ideal for the early detection and warning of smoke and flame in industrial processes which use motors, conveyor belts, bearings, moving parts, hot substrate and flammable materials. By example; in Waste Management and Processing, Steel, Paper, Utilities, Petrochemical, Waste to Energy, and Power Generation. It can also be effectively installed in retail outlets and on high-rise developments. FireVu is also ideal for detecting smoke and flame in large voluminous areas such as Aircraft Hangars, Warehousing and Atriums.
In addition to the smoke and flame detection provided by the FireVu Detector, the Multi-Detector adds a thermopile array for additional verification by the ability to detect rising temperatures in machinery or plant outside normal operationally expected levels.