WASTE MANAGEMENT

A FIRE FORESEEN IS A DANGER AVOIDED

The list of fire hazards in waste management is long – due either to internal plant processes or the composition of delivered materials. A fire can paralyze the plant for weeks on end. PIEPER offers operators maximum security with integrative early smoke and fire detection systems and high-performance combustion chamber camera technology. These solutions detect sources of fire or even smoke development far faster than traditional early fire detection solutions – and without triggering any false alarms to boot. High-resolution camera images provide direct insight into critical situations and help security officers to assess situations.

Thanks to their special, specifically developed housings, IP-based camera systems are also insensitive to the aggressive atmosphere inside a refuse bunker and cut an impressive figure with an above-average lifecycle. Last but not least, Full HD combustion chamber camera technology ensures waste incineration that’s as complete as possible, taking all safety and security aspects into account. How, I hear you ask? Because of the brilliant images provided directly from the boiler that enable a reliable assessment of the situation through observing flame patterns.

Industrial thermal imaging cameras in use


What with technology, new recycling quotas and emission limits, waste management is changing. Waste management companies also need to take time to make their services efficient and sustainable when it comes to safety.

In addition to process control and early fire detection measures, PIEPER solutions lastly offer protection against vandalism and theft, plus fast delivery. PIEPER uses HD-resolution video-based process monitoring to ensure smooth processes in waste incineration plants. The modular systems automatically recognize the approaching trucks’ license plates, for example, and thus enable rapid entry and inspection on the scales. State-of-the-art scanner and thermal cameras also reliably trigger an alarm and immediately alert the security staff if and when unauthorized individuals enter the premises. At the highest configuration level, drone recognition systems even secure the airspace.

Where conventional fire detectors fail, early fire PIEPERmonitoring systems for early fire detection detect potential hazards in good time. The solutions can be composed of any number of visual cameras programmed with a special algorithm and additional thermal imaging cameras that detect and report even minimal temperature rises. The captured images are continuously sent to a central computer and analysed by means of intelligent software.

The exact position of a conspicuous temperature change can be localised precisely thanks to industrial thermal imaging cameras.
Sulfur fires, which often occur in the depths of waste bunkers, are reliably found. In this way, video-based early fire detection can prevent fire outbreaks and high financial losses and ensure the safety of people and technology.


PIEPER offers, in addition to early fire detection using thermal imaging cameras, completely IP-based systems including combustion chamber cameras and combustion chamber probes for inspecting high-temperature environments of various designs. Thanks to special, specially developed probe housings, the systems are insensitive to high heat development of up to 2,400 ºC and also have an above-average life cycle. This precise process monitoring ensures that the waste burns off as completely as possible, taking all safety aspects into account.

PIEPER Early fire detection for safe processes in the incineration plant


As temperatures of over 1000 ºC are common in the combustion chamber of the waste incineration plant, monitoring systems must be robust enough to withstand these extreme conditions. Flames and all surfaces of the combustion chamber and steam boiler must be under constant observation to guarantee complete and safe burning of the waste and to be able to react immediately to irregularities.


All-round safe system thanks to early fire detection,Process monitoring and access control


In addition to full process monitoring and early fire detection in the waste incineration plant, security systems that monitor the entire industrial site are important. PIEPER offers modular solutions with which, among other things, access roads can be controlled and barriers and gates can be controlled. Optionally equipped with appropriate analysis software and/or thermal imaging cameras, the security solutions ensure a rapid response capability at all times in the event of unauthorised access through direct connection to alarm systems. Video-based air surveillance, for example for the detection of drones, is also part of the professional repertoire. PIEPERrepertoire.