ARTUS Early Fire Detection is optimised for use in a wide variety of environmental conditions

Through over 20 years of experience, m-u-t has developed hardware and software for early fire detection and fire prevention

Early fire detection to determine a potential hazard

ARTUS-Ex allows for use in potentially explosive atmospheres

Act rather than react - detect temperature abnormalities at an early stage

LWIR Systems are ideal for a variety of applications

The waste incineration plant operated by Entsorgung + Recycling Zürich (ERZ) specialises in the extraction of heat and energy

LWIR thermography measures the surface temperature of the object being monitored and can detect heat build-up

The ARTUS product is developed according to VdS 3189 guidelines and also complies with VdS 3189 when installed at your site.

The objective of this directive is:

‘Due to on-site and operational special characteristics, in addition to a fire detection system according to VdS 2095 or DIN VDE 0833-2, you may want to use IR camera units, especially for the temperature control of surfaces. Therefore, early stage temperature anomalies, such as temperature gradient in the IR camera unit’s surveillance area, can be responded to.

The following functions are performed by an IR camera unit:

  • Early detection and localisation of locations with elevated temperatures, such as embers, hot surfaces,
  • monitoring of surfaces by measuring current temperatures, the temperature curve or temporal changes in temperature,
  • support of fire-fighting management and optional mobile and/or stationary fire fighting solutions.

When IR camera units are used in industrial buildings or outdoors, special requirements are placed on the monitoring technology due to the ambient and environmental conditions.
The IR camera units described in these guidelines are not fire alarm systems according to VdS 2095 or DIN VDE 0833-2. A triggering of VdS-approved fire extinguishing systems is not allowed.’

Contact our project engineers, who will discuss the exact procedure with you.

VdS 3189 - RL für IR-Kameraeinheiten