FLIR Systems 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 onboard 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 hotspot. 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° for optimal viewing. The FLIR RSX-F sensor is also fully compliant with the EN 50155 standard covering electronic equipment used for railway applications.
FLIR president and CEO Andy Teich said: "The FLIR RSX-F sensor provides a significant new asset for train operators to improve safety.
"By leveraging Lepton and advanced fire detection algorithms, the FLIR RSX-F provides train operators with a ‘sixth-sense’ to detect hotspots early and effectively to increase passenger safety."