Of the myriad challenges involved in securing a large petrochemical plant, securing the plant’s perimeter would be right at the top in terms of expense and complexity. Daunting by its sheer size, these plants can boast a perimeter of 10 miles or more.
Added to this, much of this perimeter can cover areas of waterfront or wetlands that don’t permit the use of physical barriers like fences and their concomitant lighting installations. In situations like this, thermal imaging is the only solution that makes sense economically, technologically and tactically.
By combining high performance thermal imaging with video analytics, a Thermal Fence can create a virtual perimeter that doesn’t require physical barriers, lighting infrastructure, or extended power trenches. Their 24/7 effectiveness allows security personnel to use motion-recognition software to effectively secure these fenceless areas without having to respond to false-positive alarms.
What’s more, FLIR's thermal security cameras are vital in helping any facility meet the Department of Homeland Security's new Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Tier One Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPS) requirements for restricting a facility's perimeter (RBPS 1), securing applicable assets (RBPS 2), and solidifying any deter, detect, and delay strategy (RBPS 4).
With the most extensive line of network-enabled, IP-based thermal cameras in the world, FLIR ensures the right mix of camera resolutions, lens focal lengths, and system configurations – from simple fixed-site cameras to full geo-referenced pan/tilt multi-sensor systems – to meet the solution of any facility.