Flir Systems Inc. announced the Flir RSX-F intelligent sensor for advanced fire detection inside rail coaches. The Flir RSX-F uses the Flir Lepton thermal sensor and high-definition visual imaging for fire and occupancy detection as well as CCTV monitoring.
The Flir RSX-F uses a thermal sensor with on-board fire detection algorithms to detect a fire faster and more accurately than conventional methods. The Flir RSX-F detects thermal energy emitted from objects within its field of view and sees through smoke. The dynamic video detection algorithms also determine the size, rate of temperature increase and movement of a hot spot. This approach allows for lower false alarms by distinguishing hazardous events like cigarettes or lighters.
The Flir RSX-F also measures seat occupancy in a passenger train, which allows train operators to optimize passenger flow or improve passenger comfort by sensing temperature adjusting train-based HVAC systems. The Flir RSX-F mounts easily to walls or ceilings and tilts up to 45 degrees for optimal viewing. The Flir RSX-F sensor is also fully compliant with the EN 50155 standard covering electronic equipment used for railway applications.
“The Flir RSX-F sensor provides a significant new asset for train operators to improve safety,” said Andy Teich, president and CEO of Flir. “By leveraging Lepton and advanced fire detection algorithms, the Flir RSX-F provides train operators with a ‘sixth-sense’ to detect hot spots early and effectively to increase passenger safety.”
Flir showcased the RSX-F sensor at the Innotrans 2016 trade show in Berlin, Germany, from September 20 – 23, 2016.