ALUMINIUM INDUSTRY

AUTOMATED EARLY FIRE DETECTION
IN HIGH-TEMPERATURE ENVIRONMENTS

Aluminum may well be considered the “gold of the 21st century”, but the ultra-lightweight material is increasingly being used in numerous everyday-use and industrial products. That’s why more efficient and more reliable production processes are needed to make it, so providers can maintain their positions on the competitive market in the long term. Downtimes caused by irregularities in sensitive high-temperature environments lead to the likes of costly delivery bottlenecks – or even to employee injury. Comprehensive security systems for early smoke and fire detection and general, efficient process observation are therefore absolutely indispensable. We guarantee this standard using highly developed software and our many years of expertise in the field of combustion chamber camera technology and thermovision.


Being a long-term market expert, PIEPER is familiar with the challenges encountered in aluminum mills and offers special process observation solutions for use in combustion chambers. Brilliant images produced using high-resolution Full HD systems and customized combustion chamber probes that are well-cooled by water or air and protect sensitive hardware from external influences provide a safe and secure all-round view. These are reliable combustion chamber camera and security systems – that even work in problematic lighting conditions and at temperatures of up to 2,400°C!

MODERN PROCESS OBSERVATION
AND EARLY SMOKE AND FIRE DETECTION
FOR INDUSTRY 4.0


Whether in the pressing plant or in the mould foundry: The processing of aluminium requires the highest precision.

If only the smallest irregularities or errors occur on the machines, this not only leads to a lack of quality of the products, but often to the complete failure of the systems. With the aim of continuously monitoring, automating and efficiently networking processes, PIEPER is relying on a new generation of analytical IP cameras within the framework of an intelligent monitoring system that meets the high demands placed on the aluminium processing and also performs customer-specific analysis functions based on defined rules directly on the camera. An intelligent connection to the process control system also paves the way for the digital age of Industry 4.0.