Explosion Proof Cameras for Industrial Locations
Industrial locations such as oil rigs and chemical plants contain hazardous materials and are often surrounded by harmful gasses and chemicals. This makes surveillance important in case of any accident or incident however, these conditions also make surveillance difficult. Regular surveillance cameras are hazardous to use in these environments because the create risks of explosions and fires.
What makes a camera explosion proof?
Explosion proof cameras are typically class-rated, protected by non-sparking material, capable of containing ignitions within device, Stainless steel or aluminum enclosure.
1 – Monitoring:
Industrial locations often use meters and gauges to monitor levels of chemicals or other conditions in the area. This creates an issue if there are numerous amounts of gauges to check or if the meters are in a hard to reach locations. Cameras can be used to constantly monitor these devices while keeping workers at a safe distance. This can not only keep personal safe, It can also save on the cost of supporting equipment, such as hazard suits or tethers, workers would require to access these locations.
2 – Surveillance:
These combustible locations frequently contain dangerous and expensive equipment that needs to be kept safe at all times. Additionally, these sites store materials for processing or production that can be costly and toxic so access must be limited. Explosive proof cameras can also be used for general surveillance of employees for safety and conduct.
3 – Safety:
Explosion proof cameras are also useful to ensure personal safety in confined or dangerous spaces where sending multiple people is not an option. Workers can be monitored from a safe distance as they perform whatever task is required and if there is an incident, help is notified immediately.