Open-area smoke imaging detection
Xtralis’ open-area smoke imaging detection system can be configured to use a single imager while still delivering a wide field of view.
Xtralis’ Open-Area Smoke Imaging Detection (OSID) system is designed for reliable, cost-effective detection in large, open spaces. In its simplest configuration, OSID uses one imager, a camera-like device with a wide field of view, and an emitter roughly aligned on the opposite wall within the protected area. The emitter sends both infrared and ultraviolet coded light signals to the imager. The novel use of dual light frequencies in an open-path device enables OSID to discriminate between real smoke and other objects, including insects and dust, drastically reducing false alarms. OSID also is immune to vibrations and building movement.
- Edited by Gust Gianos, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, www.csemag.com
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey